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Matter of Vega

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New York Appellate Court Delivers Big Win to Gig Economy Business

Littler Mendelson, P.C. • July 08, 2018
On June 22, New York’s Third Department appellate court – which has jurisdiction over all state Unemployment Division appeals – issued a significant decision for “gig” economy companies with operations in New York. In Matter of Vega,1 the court found that a courier who performed delivery services arranged through Postmates’ web-based platform was as an independent contractor, and not an employee, for unemployment insurance purposes.