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Lending a Yelp-ing hand? Some think the review website should be paying you

– 1 week ago @ mnn.com: A group of Yelp reviewers has filed a class-action suit against the review website, claiming they are really “unpaid writers” and deserve to be paid for their reviews of restaurants and other businesses. Yelp, if you are unfamiliar with it, is a user …

– 1 week ago @ fastcompany.com: A group of hard-working Yelp reviewers think they deserve minimum wage (at least!) for all the free labor they have put into judging local establishments, and have filed a class action lawsuit against the review site. Reading through their reviews …

– 6 days ago @ pcmag.com: A group of Yelp reviewers has filed a class-action lawsuit, which argues that they deserve compensation for their work on the site. Filed in a Los Angeles district court, the suit says Yelp simply designates its contributors as “independent contractors …

– 1 week ago @ businessinsider.com: The suit argues that since Yelp’s business model and success is dependent on its over 42 million user-submitted reviews, the company technically employs those users and should fork over some cash (wages, reimbursement of expenditures, and damages).

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