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France Seeks to Classify Uber Drivers as Employees, AFP Says

France is seeking to reclassify Uber drivers as employees and so open the way to claiming social contributions from the company, Agence France-Presse reports, citing Jean-Marie Guerra of the French Acoss agency which collects employer contributions.

Two legal cases have been filed by the state Urssaf agency, with the French state prosecutor and with the tribunal of social affairs, AFP said. The contributions at stake are worth several million euros, Guerra told AFP. A spokesman for Uber told AFP that the company is not liable as its drivers are independent.