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Postmates couriers have right to unemployment insurance benefits: Court
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The New York Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of Postmates delivery workers – determining that the couriers are not just "independent contractors" and are eligible for unemployment insurance because they are, in fact, employees of the company.
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"Postmates exercises more than 'incidental control' over its couriers—low-paid workers performing unskilled labor who possess limited discretion over how to do their jobs," the Thursday decision states. "Postmates dominates the significant aspects of its couriers’ work by dictating to which customers they can deliver, where to deliver the requested items, effectively limiting the time frame for delivery and controlling all aspects of pricing and payment."