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California has filed lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft by misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, the US Labor Commissioner's Office said Aug 5.
Most ride-hail workers in Seattle are part-time drivers whose earnings are roughly in line with the city's median, a study of data provided by Uber and Lyft showed, defying some perceptions of drivers working full-time for little pay.
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 June 11.
THE Covid-19 pandemic is sweeping across the world at breakneck speed, impacting not just global financial markets and businesses but disrupting just about every aspect of our daily lives.
As independent contractors, US ride-hail drivers for Uber and Lyft benefited from soaring trip demand and flexible work hours.
Uber Technologies Inc's chief executive on March 23 called on US President Donald Trump to include independent drivers and delivery workers in the country's planned US$1tril (RM4.4tril) coronavirus stimulus package.
For gig-economy drivers working to serve a coronavirus-driven surge in demand for delivery, the weekend was a frenzied rush as shoppers placed grocery orders and some systems appeared overwhelmed, at least temporarily. Volumes also were abnormally high Monday.
Uber and Lyft owe their great popularity to customer-friendly features such as short waiting times, low fares and the convenience of hailing a cab and paying by smartphone. But with these virtues come multiple drawbacks for cities and the environment.
Uber Technologies Inc failed to persuade a judge to shield its drivers from California’s gig-worker protection law while the company challenges the landmark measure in court.