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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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California sued Uber and Lyft, claiming workers were misclassified

OAKLAND, California – California’s attorney general and a coalition of state city attorneys sued Uber and Lyft on Tuesday, alleging that the companies wrongly classified their drivers as independent contractors, violating a state law that makes them employees. The law, known as Assembly Bill 5, requires companies to treat employees as employees rather than contractors when controlling how workers perform …

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Lyft scooters leave Atlanta, five other cities in the US

Lyft stops rolling in Atlanta almost a year after the devices were stationed in the city. This was confirmed by a spokesperson on Friday in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The electric scooters will leave town on the 22nd of November. The company was founded in Atlanta on December 21, just two days after rival Uber started its own …

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After a chaotic week, LAX to expand Uber, Lyft and taxi pickup lot

Los Angeles International Airport plans to significantly expand its supply chain for Uber, Lyft and taxis, officials said Monday. The change comes six days after the nation's second-busiest airport banned Uber, Lyft and taxi pickups from the curbside and moved them to a new pickup area called "LAXit" (pronounced "LA Exit"). The rollout of the system was rocking, leaving some …

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How does Lyft prohibit drivers?

(Washington Post illustration / iStock) Faiz Siddiqui Technical reporter in San Francisco on automation and the future of transport, including Tesla, Uber and Lyft 30. October at 12:23 pm ] Lyft riders who have been excluded from the hail ride app may soon get a second chance. The company has introduced a new standardized protocol to determine whether drivers who …

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Lyft offers free rides so people can go to job interviews

"Commuters are wasting an average of 54 hours a year in traffic," the study said, "low-income communities are low-income communities," Lyft said in a statement that co-operates with national and local organizations – including the National Down Syndrome Society and United Way – to offer the program in over 35 markets in the US and Canada. "For the unemployed, a …

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Uber, Lyft Anger Congress by skipping the hearing

Bradley Tusk, CEO of Tusk Holdings, and an early Uber investor discuss the California proposal that would force Uber and Lyft to make their drivers full-time. Uber and Lyft left out their day before the congress. Sharing companies refused to appear before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee subway committee on Wednesday. The hearing "Investigating the Future of Transport Network …

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Lyft follows Uber as he sued NYC for time limits

FILE PHOTO: A Lyft sticker can be seen in a windshield in Los Angeles, California, USA, on March 20, 2019. REUTERS / Lucy Nicholson / File Photo (Reuters) – Lyft Inc, after relocating its rival Uber, has charged New York City with reversing a new ruling that limits the time its passengers are allowed to spend in Manhattan without passengers …

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Lyft goes on free rides after the energy crisis in PG & E-California

Around 800,000 customers are affected by the three-phase power cut. California panicked as large gas utility Pacific Gas & Electric disconnected thousands of customers. Now the rides giant Lyft wants to help. "In response to the planned power outages in the Bay Area, which is expected to affect hundreds of thousands of residents this week, Lyft is anxious to do …

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