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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 Expands Self-Driving Safety Report After NTSB Slams Culture

Uber Technologies Inc. vowed to make public more safety information regarding its self-driving cars after the National Transportation Safety Board placed partial blame for a fatal 2018 crash on the company’s policies. The company made the pledge in an update …

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 …

Judge Appears Receptive to Uber, Lyft Warnings in California Driver Case

A California judge signaled on Thursday he might be leaning against a request for a preliminary injunction forcing Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to classify drivers as employees rather than contractors. In a hearing in San Francisco Superior Court, …

Uber Has Spent $19 Million on Coronavirus Financial Assistance for Drivers

Uber Technologies Inc on Thursday for the first time detailed how much it has spent to support its ride-hail drivers and food delivery workers during the coronavirus crisis, which has battered the company and forced it to lay off thousands …

Uber’s Challenge to Balance Driver Safety With Customer Privacy

NEW YORK — Margaret Bordelon can still feel the hands of the drunk man who tried to pull her in for a kiss at the end of his Uber ride last September in Lafayette, Louisiana. An Uber driver for only …

Woman Sues Uber for $1M, Alleging Sexual Assault by Driver

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Hillsboro woman is seeking more than $1 million from the ride-hailing company Uber, alleging she was sexually assaulted by one of the company’s drivers in 2018. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the woman filed a lawsuit against Uber …

Federal Judge Temporarily Exempts Truck Drivers From California Gig Worker Law

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California labor law meant to take effect from Jan. 1 from impacting over 70,000 independent truckers by granting a ‘temporary restraining order.’ U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego granted on Tuesday …

Uber Reports 3,000 Sexual Assault Claims Last Year in Its Safety Review

Uber Technologies Inc. found more than 3,000 allegations of sexual assaults involving drivers or passengers on its platform in the U.S. last year, part of an extensive and long-awaited review in response to public safety concerns. The ride-hailing company released …

Uber Defeats Rider Rape Suit Over Impostor’s Windshield Decal

Uber Technologies Inc. beat back a lawsuit by a woman who claims she was lured into a sexual assault because she mistook an Uber windshield decal on a suspended driver’s car as a symbol of a safe ride. The judge …