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Uber Loses UK Legal Battle as Drivers Are Rules to Be Workers

Ride-sharing giant Uber has lost its final appeal in a long UK legal battle over whether its drivers are self-employed contractors or legally-recognized workers. The ruling draws an end to a five-year-long legal fight and is a major setback for Uber that could affect all gig workers in the United Kingdom.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 22: The Uber logo is displayed on a car on March 22, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Uber Technologies Inc. announced that it has selected the New York Stock Exchange for its much anticipated initial public offering that could be one of the top five …

California Fines Uber $59M for Refusing to Turn Over Sexual Assault Data

A California judge ruled this week that the ridesharing service Uber must pay a $59.1 million fine for repeatedly refusing to turn over data related to its 2019 sexual assault report to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Uber issued a report last December which revealed that it had received 3,045 reports of sexual assault in the U.S. in 2018, an average of more than eight per day.

Uber can continue operating in London until its appeal is heard in May or June

Uber Software Engineer Explains Why He Doesn’t Support Company’s Push for California Gig Economy

In a recent article, Uber software engineer Kurt Nelson explained why he would be voting against California Prop 22 despite being employed by the company pushing it. Prop 22 seeks to classify gig economy drivers as independent contractors, a cause Uber has spent many millions of dollars supporting. It would in effect reverse the recently passed AB 5 law that forces gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft to classify their drivers as employees instead of contractors.

Uber can continue operating in London until its appeal is heard in May or June

Uber Warns of California Shutdown After Legal Woes

Uber could shut down services in California as early as Friday as the ridesharing company continues to fight the state over a new law that requires its gig economy drivers to be re-classified as employees. The threat of a stoppage comes after Uber posted a whopping $1.8 billion loss during the second quarter as the Chinese coronavirus pandemic continues to take a financial toll on the company.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on Wall Street

Uber Eats Offering Free Delivery from Black-Owned Restaurants

Uber Eats is offering free delivery from black-owned restaurants for the rest of the year as part of the company’s response to the #BlackLivesMatter protests that have engulfed major cities during the past seven days. But questions about the promotion’s legality have arisen, with some experts saying that it violates civil rights laws.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi on Wall Street

Bokhari: The Booming ‘Gig Economy’ Is a Plutocrat’s Paradise

In days past, if you were risking your life for low pay, that likely meant you were a soldier. The upside: survival skills, high status, a free college degree, and good benefits. These days, though, you can risk your life for low pay and get none of those benefits, as a member of the pandemic “Gig Economy.”

Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta

Lyft Laying Off 17% of Employees

Rideshare company Lyft said it is laying off 982 employees, or 17 percent of its workforce, and is furloughing hundreds more due to financial pressure from the Chinese virus pandemic.

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, file photo, Logan Green, co-founder and chief executive officer of Lyft, displays his company's "glowstache" during a launch event in San Francisco. On Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, General Motors Co. announced it is investing $500 million in ride-sharing company Lyft Inc. GM …

Meal Delivery Companies Hurt, Not Helped by Coronavirus

In a surprising turn of events, it seems that online meal delivery services are having a hard time dealing with the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Analysts at Deutsche Bank commented, “Whilst the COVID-19 outbreak could intuitively be seen as beneficial to online food delivery players, with millions of people under lockdown, we conclude that this is not the case.”

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