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Uber Rejects Labeling Drivers as Employees Under California Law

Facing the most serious threat yet to its business model, Uber Technologies Inc. is dusting off a legal argument it has employed with mixed results: that it’s a technology platform, not a transportation company. Now, as a new California law …

Lyft Faces Sexual Assault Lawsuits That Could Tarnish Image

Lyft Inc.’s image as the “woke” ride-hailing company faces a new challenge from a rash of lawsuits filed by women who claim they were sexually assaulted by drivers summoned to take them home after evenings of partying. Since Aug. 1, …

Union Splits From Uber and Lyft on California Worker Rights Law

Uber and Lyft suffered a setback in their months-long fight against rules that could force them to reclassify California drivers as employees. The ride-hailing companies, along with other businesses that depend on gig-economy work, have been talking with unions about …

Cash This Check for $250, and Sign Away Your Right to Sue

The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and other companies that rely on contract work have dealt with this question in a number of ways: staging PR …

Lyft and Uber Fly to Hawaii to Build Their Own Captive Insurers

Ride-sharing giants Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. seem to have found the same solution for dealing with the risks of managing millions of drivers on the road: Creating their own insurers in Hawaii. On Friday, Lyft told potential investors …

Lyft, Uber Shift Risk to Captive Insurers

Ride-sharing giants Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. seem to have found the same solution for dealing with the risks of managing millions of drivers on the road: Creating their own insurers in Hawaii. On Friday, Lyft told potential investors …

Lyft Partners With Auto Parts Maker Magna on Autonomous Vehicles

Ride-hailing company Lyft is joining with large Canadian auto parts supplier Magna to develop self-driving vehicles, sharing expenses on a multi-year project that could vault them onto the leader board in autonomous technology. The companies announced the partnership Wednesday and …

Thousands Fail Background Checks for Uber, Lyft in Massachusetts

Massachusetts officials say more than 10 percent of drivers for ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have failed a required background check. More than 62,000 drivers passed, including some who drive for both companies. About 8,200 failed the checks, which are …

Uber Litigator Explains Insurance Coverage, Defends Background Checks

The goal of six year old Uber is to provide reliable transportation to everyone, everywhere. Uber is currently in 596 cities and dealing with global regulations requires an insurance product that is diverse and fluid, according to Kathleen Waitzman, legal …

Uber, GM Team Up on Car-Sharing

Uber Technologies Inc. is working with General Motors Co., a major backer of ride-hailing rival Lyft Inc., to help drivers get access to vehicles. The automaker’s Maven car-sharing service will let Uber drivers lease cars from GM’s fleet in San …