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Lyft Reports 4,000 Sexual-Assault Claims in First Safety Study

Lyft Inc. recorded more than 4,000 claims of sexual assault from 2017 to 2019, according to a newly released safety report. The review is Lyft’s first disclosure of safety incidents including motor vehicle fatalities, fatal physical assaults and sexual assault …

Labor Secretary Says Most Gig Workers Should Be Classified as Employees

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s top labor official said most gig workers in the United States should be classified as “employees” deserving of related benefits, in what could be a policy shift that is likely to raise costs for companies …

Uber, Gig Economy Companies See California Win as National Model

Gig economy companies want to turn California voters’ decision to make ride-service drivers contractors into a model for the nation, as several states consider requiring drivers from Uber, Lyft and rival services be treated as employees with higher compensation. Voters …

Uber, Lyft Shares Jump as California Set to Pass Gig-Worker Ballot Measure

Nov 4 — Uber and Lyft stocks soared on Wednesday after California voters endorsed the gig economy’s blistering campaign not to count drivers as employees, even as questions loomed over whether the companies can secure similar privileges in other U.S. …

California Appeals Court Hears Arguments in Uber, Lyft Gig Worker Lawsuit

A California appeals court on Tuesday listened to arguments by lawyers for Uber Technologies Inc , Lyft Inc and the state of California about whether the state can recognize their drivers as employees with the right to minimum wage, overtime …

Claims Business: CogniSure, Spruce and Agero

CogniSure Launches Loss Run Analytics Tool CogniSure announced the launch of a product that uses artificial intelligence to extract loss run data from insurance carrier reports that come in a variety of formats. The company, with a U.S. headquarters in …

Judge Rejects Uber, Lyft Bids to Delay California Driver Injunction

A California judge on Thursday refused to give Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc more time to appeal his decision forcing them to classify drivers in that state as employees, which they have said would necessitate restructuring their businesses. At …

Lawsuit Seeks to Designate Uber, Lyft Drivers as Employees

BOSTON — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is asking for a court ruling recognizing Uber and Lyft drivers as employees under the state’s wage and hour laws. The lawsuit, filed in Suffolk Superior Court, challenges the designation of drivers as …

California Regulator Says Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Employees

Drivers working for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. will be considered employees under California’s new gig worker law, the state’s leading industry regulator said on Thursday. Shares in Uber and Lyft fell 5.3% and 4.2%, …

Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Employees Under New State Law, California Regulator Rules

Drivers working for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. will be considered employees under California’s new gig worker law, the state’s leading industry regulator said on Thursday. Shares in Uber and Lyft fell 5.3% and 4.2%, …