Uber is curbing California drivers' ability to set prices and see trip destinations in advance, saying too many drivers rejected low-paying rides.
Maura Healey is the latest state attorney general to accuse Uber and Lyft of illegally misclassifying drivers as contractors.
The major shift from Uber comes after it initially downplayed the court's unanimous ruling that it acts as an employer, not simply a tech platform.
Uber must face a class action lawsuit from 4,800 drivers in California, a court ruled Tuesday. Drivers sued over Uber’s refusal to pay employment benefits under AB-5 before Prop 22 passed. The ruling lets them sue together over expenses and pay statements, but only separately on pay amounts, overtime, and […]
Albertsons made a “strategic decision” to abandon its in-house delivery fleet, and will start the transition on February 27, a spokesperson told Business Insider on Monday, which was first reported by local news outlet KNOCK. Last year, Albertsons called its workers “first responders” and pushed to get them priority access […]
Joe Biden’s presidency is likely good news for Uber and Lyft. The companies won big in California with Prop. 22, a law the President-elect was vocally opposed to. With the new gig-work model in place, companies are likely to try and replicate it in other states. Federal efforts to classify […]
DoorDash is warning that Proposition 22 could be a risk factor for its upcoming IPO. The ballot measure, which passed in California earlier this month, exempts DoorDash and other app-based companies from classifying their drivers as employees. The companies involved poured more than $US200 million into getting the initiative passed. […]
Uber’s stock price surged as much as 8% on Friday following its third-quarter results. The company revealed a mixed recovery, with delivery continuing to help make up for a pandemic-induced slump. Executives said they still aim to be profitable on an adjusted basis next year. Prop. 22, which passed in […]
Uber and Lyft shares jumped more than 15% in pre-market trading on Wednesday after California voters approved Proposition 22. The ballot measure’s passage means the ride-hailing companies can continue to classify their drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, exempting them from Assembly Bill 5, a state labour law passed […]
Former Uber engineer Eddy Hernandez said he quit the company amid feeling pressured to support California’s Proposition 22, which voters are weighing in on Tuesday, KQED reported earlier this week. Hernandez explained to KQED and in a blog post that a Uber’s range of tactics – including internal communications, free […]
Polls have closed in California on Proposition 22, which would allow companies to hire app-based drivers as independent contractors instead of employees of the company. A recent study from the University of California, Santa Cruz shows that over 70% of gig workers work more than 30 hours a week but […]
Joe Biden’s plan to provide unemployment benefits and paid time off to gig workers goes well beyond those that Prop. 22, if passed, will create. The candidate has opposed the California ballot measure, accusing firms like Uber of “trying to gut the law and exempt their workers.” Instead, Biden hopes […]
Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other companies have now spent more than $US200 million to pass Prop. 22 in California. Prop. 22 would create a central benefits fund for drivers and couriers, while allowing the companies to continue classifying them as contractors. However, the measure is far from a shoe-in. Recent […]
A group of Uber drivers say the company’s messaging in favour of California’s Proposition 22 is breaking the law. In their lawsuit filed Thursday, they say the “threatening” and “coercive” messages break a 1915 law. An Uber spokesperson called the lawsuit “absurd” and said it lacked any merit. Prop. 22 […]
In two weeks, California voters will decide on Proposition 22. The ballot measure is backed by Uber and other gig-work companies and is in response to the state’s law requiring them to classify many workers as employees rather than contractors. If passed, the companies will pay into a floating benefits […]
A California appeals court heard arguments on Tuesday from Uber and Lyft as they appeal a recent ruling that would force the companies to reclassify drivers as employees. A lower court determined in August that Uber and Lyft drivers are employees, not contractors, under the state’s gig work law, AB-5, […]
Uber and Lyft may not shut down in California after all. The companies on Thursday were granted emergency stay in their appeal of a ruling that said drivers must be classified as employees and not contractors. In November, Californians will vote on Proposition 22, which would would create a pooled […]