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Published by:
Advisors MAGAZINE
Published:
7/20/2016
Specs:
Standard / 8.25" x 10.75"
44 pages Perfect-bound
Category:
Business & Finance
Tags:
Brian Mahany, Spiggle, UBER

Fighting for the Little GUYS

Uber has become the fast trendsetter, inventing the “gig” economy, but that agressive prototype has virtually decimated the taxi business. This new economy has fueled a national debate over workers protection, providing little more than a paycheck for workers.

In the new issue of the Suit Magazine, read Amy Armstrong’s story on page 16, the debate over the status of Uber. Are they employees or independent contractors? Brian Mahany, is a streettough lawyer who is fighting for the little-guy---the disadvantaged in today’s fragmented economy. The former New Orleans cop is the prosecutor who took on the Uber class-action lawsuit.

Today, Mahany represents drivers who allege they are being ripped off by Uber Technologies, Inc., - a multinational online transportation company. And the Fair Labor Standards Act has reached a new milestone in employment law. Tom Spiggle likes to fight for the underdog. So much so that in 2009 he left his job as a federal prosecutor to open

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