Newly proposed rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will change the way employers classify and treat employees in matters of overtime, gratuities and benefits. And a new class action lawsuit (Douglas O'Connor, et al., v. Uber Technologies, Inc., United States District Court Northern District of California, Case No. CV 13-3826-EMC, 2015) may mean Uber drivers should be treated as employees-- not independent contractors. In the feature report The Legal’s senior staff writer Gina Passarella interviews Shannon Farmer of Ballard Spahr.

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