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US judge rejects Uber request that drivers deemed contractors

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A US judge on Wednesday denied ride-hailing app Uber's request that its drivers be deemed independent contractors rather than employees.

[SEATTLE] A US judge on Wednesday denied ride-hailing app Uber's request that its drivers be deemed independent contractors rather than employees.

The ruling, from US District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco, comes in a case brought on behalf of Uber drivers who contend they are employees and entitled to reimbursement for expenses including gas and vehicle maintenance.

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