The verdict throws out Uber’s appeal against a similar ruling from last year, and means that the company should act like a regular employer—paying drivers a minimum wage, for instance, and giving them time off. Uber is expected to appeal the decision again, which will require the case to be heard by a higher court, perhaps even ending up in the supreme court next year. This is all perhaps a smaller worry for Uber than the fact that the London's transport regulator has declared the firm "not fit and proper" to provide its services in the city. As a result, Uber is currently appealing a revocation of its license to operate in London. If Uber manages to convince authorities that it should continue to operate, the firm may yet find that having to pay minimum wages and provide vacation time seriously dents its earnings. London is Uber’s biggest market outside America with 40,000 drivers, and the costs will ramp up quickly. Get the full story at MIT Technology Review and TechCrunch