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Uber drivers set their own rates in parts of California

Uber has drivers in Southern California and Sacramento set their own rates, a feature that will soon be available in the Bay Area and across the state. This is part of the San Francisco Ride-Hail company’s attempts to demonstrate that drivers are independent and should not be classified as an employee under AB5, California’s new law on gig work. AB5 …

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Uber, Lyft drivers are employees, says the California regulator

(Reuters) – Drivers who work for hail shipping services like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc are considered employees under the new California Gig Workers Act, the state’s leading industry regulator said Thursday. Uber and Lyft stocks fell 5.3% and 4.2% respectively in early trading, with the new order at the center of the Gig Economy business model of technology …

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Can 8 million daily drivers be lured back to local transport?

As New York City prepares to reopen after one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the world, officials are trying to avoid a new catastrophe – the standstill that could result if many people continue to avoid public transport and turn to cars instead. Before the crisis, every day of the week, eight million people in the region – including …

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Uber requires drivers to wear face masks from May 18

The Uber logo is displayed on a smartphone via surgical masks. Beata Zawrzel | NurPhoto via Getty Images Uber introduces a number of new safety functions in its app, including a tool that checks whether drivers are wearing face masks before they travel. The move is an attempt by the company to restore momentum to its core ridesharing business as …

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Car insurance must give drivers something back

Auto insurance companies must initiate repayments to California drivers who have largely parked their cars while ordering to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Californian insurance commissioner Ricardo Lara announced in a bulletin on Monday that companies will have 60 days to tell his department how to return money to policyholders. You must also make the repayment and notify …

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With fewer drivers on the go, insurers including State Farm, progressive auto policy credits – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – With fewer millions of Americans taking to the streets in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, fewer car accidents occur, and that means money back for insurance companies and customers. A number of insurance companies, including State Farm and Progressive, give customers credit notes because many drivers don’t take their vehicles out of the garages. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES: …

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Stirling Moss, one of the greatest drivers of all time, dies at 90

For a few generations, British traffic cops mocked drivers: “Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss?” (Moss, who had been knighted, was asked this question once and replied, “Sir Stirling, please.”) Moss said a name like Bill Smith simply wouldn’t have. But what about Hamish, the old Scottish name his mother suggested to Aileen? His father Alfred thought that …

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NJ car insurers distribute loans, discounts when drivers stay at home

CONCLUDE A look back at coastal coronavirus coverage from April 2-8. Asbury Park Press Self-isolation pays off in at least one respect. Auto insurers in New Jersey provide consumers with loans and discounts after the coronavirus pandemic, which left everyone but the key workers at home. Among them are Geico, NJM Insurance Group and Progressive, which together have almost half …

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Car insurers give drivers corona virus credits. Is yours on the list?

A growing number of auto insurance companies are offering drivers repayments or discounts during the coronavirus pandemic. With most Americans advised to stay at home as much as possible, road traffic across the country has decreased. Allstate announced on Monday a plan to return millions of auto insurance premiums to drivers. Until Wednesday, companies such as American Family and Geico …

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