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Posted by: Chelsea Bennett on Dec 18, 2018

A federal judge recently ruled against the class claims of a delivery driver in the Miller v. Amazon.com Inc. case., Bloomberg Law reports. However, the judge’s ruling did leave room for a potential joint employment finding. The case is currently being reviewed under California labor law, but this finding would set precedent for other major businesses that regularly use contracted or subcontracted labor in California and other states with similar ‘joint employer’ laws. An additional lawsuit in a different jurisdiction seeks to hold Amazon liable as a joint employer of contractor’s workers.