In a potential blow to Uber and other Oregon taxi companies, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries issued an advisory opinion Wednesday morning stating that Uber drivers are employees, not independent contractors. In a statement, Uber said the Bureau of Labor and Industries does not appear to have talked to any drivers and had just a five-minute phone call with an Uber official before issuing the opinion. Uber did not immediately respond to the Oregon opinion.

http://www.ledgergazette.com/oregon-regulators-say-uber-drivers-are-employees/111819/