Uber has agreed to pay $77,925 to Alaska’s workers comp fund after the state workers’ comp division accused the ride-sharing company of misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors. Uber also will stop operating in Alaska unless the company classifies its drivers as employees and complies with Alaska’s workers’ comp, unemployment and tax laws. Uber’s settlement will be paid to the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Benefit Guaranty Fund, which covers injured workers when their employers fail to provide comp coverage. They admitted no wrongdoing in the agreement.
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