Sao Paulo judge rules Uber drivers are employees, deserve benefits

April 14, 2017 SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A judge in Brazil’s biggest city ruled this week that a driver using the Uber [UBER.UL] ride-hailing app is an employee of the San-Francisco-based company, threatening its business model in one of its biggest markets. Uber said it would appeal the decision on Tuesday by Judge Eduardo Rockenbach Pires at the regional labor court in Sao Paulo, which was made public in recent days. “By connecting drivers and users, Uber creates thousands of flexible opportunities for generating income,” the company said in a…

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