High court rules against Boston cab drivers

April 22, 2015 10:53 AM

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The state's highest court has ruled that Boston cab drivers are independent contractors and not employees, meaning they are not covered by state overtime and wage laws.

The Supreme Judicial Court said in its ruling Tuesday that cab drivers have the freedom to work the shifts they choose and transport as many or as few passengers as they choose.

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