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Stephanie J. Quincy quoted in article “Uber Ruling Threatens Sharing Economy”

Agenda

Below is an excerpt:

A California Labor Commission ruling on Uber — the San Francisco–based transportation company valued at more than $40 billion — signals that courts are taking a tougher stance on the classification of independent contractors.

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“Boards of directors should ask themselves the question as to why they are characterizing these workers as independent contractors,” says Stephanie Quincy, a partner at the law firm Quarles & Brady.

“If the answer is ‘to avoid paying taxes or out-of-pocket expenses,’ then they have a problem on their hands,” she says.

Originally published in Agenda, June 29, 2015