GrubHub trial may finally answer contractor vs. employee quandary

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SAN FRANCISCO—A federal judge has allowed a labor lawsuit filed against GrubHub to go forward, paving the way for a bench trial this fall.

On Thursday, US Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley largely denied the startup’s attempt to have the case decided on summary judgement.

The case, which was first filed back in 2015, is one of a slew of ongoing cases filed against so-called “gig economy” firms. Many of these cases attempt to answer a basic question: should most gig economy workers be classified as contractors, or should they be considered employees?

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