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California Uber and Lyft drivers brace for shutdown over worker classification

Uber and Lyft drivers are bracing for a shutdown in California, one of the rideshare companies’ largest markets. For drivers it is a bittersweet moment. One that couldn’t come at a worse time and yet holds the promise of a better future. The coronavirus pandemic has hit so-called gig economy workers hard and ramped up…
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August 19, 2020 0

Uber and Lyft must classify drivers as employees, judge rules, in blow to gig economy

A California judge has issued a preliminary injunction that would block Uber and Lyft from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. The move on Monday came in response to a May lawsuit filed by the state of California against the companies, which alleged they are misclassifying their drivers under the state’s new…
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August 10, 2020 0

Uber acquires UK minicab software company Autocab

Uber has bought the British minicab software company Autocab for an undisclosed amount, giving it a new platform for its first major expansion in the UK in four years. The purchase will allow Uber to offer users journeys in towns such as Oxford, Doncaster and Aberdeen where it does not currently operate. But rather than…
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August 6, 2020 0

Melbourne Uber drivers fear for their health as they transport passengers to Covid-19 tests

Some Melbourne Uber drivers say they are afraid for their health after unknowingly transporting potentially infectious passengers to Covid-19 testing facilities. Melbourne driver Karan Taneja said he was scared to hold his infant child for days after picking up a rider who suspected she could have Covid-19 and wished to get tested. “Before we pick…
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August 6, 2020 0

Impact of COVID-19 on Ridesharing – Companies such as Gett, Ola, Uber, Addison Lee, and Wheely Target the Corporate Travel Industry – GlobeNewswire

Dublin, July 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — published a new article on the ridesharing industry “Ridesharing Companies Pivot Towards Corporate Travel Market”To see the full article and a list of related reports on the market, visit “Ridesharing Companies Pivot Towards Corporate Travel Market”About is the world’s leading source for international market research reports…
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July 30, 2020 0

Uber drivers’ fight for workers’ rights reaches UK supreme court

A five-year battle over the status and rights of Uber drivers reaches the supreme court in a case that lawyers believe has the potential to transform the gig economy in Britain. Uber wants seven of the UK’s most senior judges to overturn a 2018 appeal court ruling that drivers for the ride-hailing giant are workers…
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July 21, 2020 0

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