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The short answer? It depends....The California Labor Commission ruled that an Uber driver who
filed a claim against the company was an employee. That ruling was limited to the facts of the
specific case in question, but could have ramifications for Uber drivers nationwide. On the opposite
coast, a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge ruled that a limousine driver in a business not
unlike Uber was an independent contractor. As the nature of the workforce continues to change in
the “gig” economy, many question whether worker protections fashioned for traditional full-time
workers provide adequate protection for the less traditional employment relationships. In Texas,
the real question is whether the company has the right to control the work performed by the
individual in question. There are currently no pending Uber-related cases in Texas. Stay