New York Partner Richard Reibstein, co-head of Locke Lord’s Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance practice, was quoted in Law360 on the NY Court of Appeals reinstating a ruling that couriers for Postmates, a food delivery service, are not independent contractors but rather employees eligible for unemployment benefits. Reibstein noted he does not see the opinion "as having much...precedential value" because "the appeal board seemed to have disregarded the facts in the record, as pointed out by the dissent."
He continued, "Based on this decision, one would have to believe that the labor commissioner is going to grant benefits [to other couriers], but that doesn't mean there's a final decision on that."
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