By Sam Schechner
Uber Technologies Inc. was required to pay minimum wage and other benefits to a group of former drivers, the U.K.'s top court ruled on Friday, dealing a setback to Uber and other gig-economy companies in battles worldwide over their employment model.
The U.K.'s Supreme Court, in a decision issued Friday, upheld lower court decisions that granted the group of 25 drivers a type of U.K. employment status at Uber. The company had appealed those rulings, maintaining that its car-service and food-delivery drivers are independent contractors, without employee rights.
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