On November 18th, 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s Joint Task Force on Misclassification of Employees held its eleventh meeting of the year. The Joint Task Force, composed of seven members and chaired by the Secretary of Labor & Industry, was formed in October 2020 to evaluate the status of worker misclassification in Pennsylvania and develop recommendations to present to the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
Uber increases its leverage and bargaining power regarding bringing claims to arbitration by inserting mandatory arbitration provisions in consumer and employee agreements. These provisions serve to limit the available options for dispute resolution and thereby leave opposing parties little choice but to cooperate with Uber. Yet despite the precedent-evading benefits of arbitration, the possibility of mass arbitration presents Uber with different risks.