Tag: Law (US)

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Uber bought itself a law. Here’s why that’s dangerous for struggling drivers like me | Cherri Murphy

Last week, Uber bought itself a law. Along with Lyft, Instacart, DoorDash and Postmates, app companies spent more than $200m – the most spent on any ballot campaign in US history – to bankroll Proposition 22 in California. With its passage, the law will now exempt drivers like me from basic protections afforded to most…
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November 12, 2020 0

Uber and Lyft ‘likely broke law’ by classifying drivers as contractors, court rules

A California appeals court has ruled there is “overwhelming likelihood” Uber and Lyft violated labor law by misclassifying drivers as contractors rather than employees, aligning with a lower court decision in a huge blow to the ride-hailing firms as they battle to protect their business model. Uber and Lyft had previously threatened to shut down…
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October 23, 2020 0

Safety driver charged in 2018 incident where self-driving Uber car killed a woman

Prosecutors in Arizona have charged the safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber test car that struck and killed a woman in 2018 with negligent homicide. Court records show that Rafaela Vasquez, 46, on Tuesday pleaded not guilty in the death of Elaine Herzberg. Vasquez is the only person facing criminal consequences in…
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September 16, 2020 0

Judge grants Uber and Lyft temporary stay, averting shutdown of California services

A California judge has granted Uber and Lyft a temporary stay, heading off a shutdown by the two platforms at the last minute in an ongoing case that would require the ride-hailing giants to classify drivers as employees. Lyft and Uber have been awaiting a landmark decision from a court in the state, which would…
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August 20, 2020 0

Uber and Postmates sue to block California’s new gig worker law

Rideshare company Uber and on-demand order delivery service Postmates sued Monday to block a new California law that could fundamentally alter how tech giants engage with workers. The law, set to take effect on Wednesday, changes the way businesses classify employees and dramatically expands protections for gig workers. It creates the nation’s strictest test by…
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December 31, 2019 0