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Technology has pushed the “gig” worker into the business model spotlight. Thousands of apps allow independent contractors to connect with each other – and with their work. But, these relationships also come with risks, as gig industry leaders Uber and Lyft know. Both companies are dealing with lawsuits from drivers who demand to be treated as employees, while their employers continue to identify them as independent contractors. In a 2015 case against Uber, California ruled that the driver in question should be defined as an employee and treated as one. The industry leader had to reimburse the employee who filed…

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