California Labor Commission Finds Uber Drivers Are Employees

On June 3, 2015, the California Labor Commission held that Uber Drivers are employees, not independent contractors, in a decision with broad potential implications for Uber’s business model.  Uber has consistently claimed that its drivers are independent contractors, and that Uber is merely a “technology platform” and not a transportation provider.  Uber driver Barbara Ann [...]

June 18th, 2015|Uber|Comments Off on California Labor Commission Finds Uber Drivers Are Employees

Second Uber Driver’s Arrest Shines the Light on Uber’s Failed Safety Policies

Uber has not publicly demonstrated it actually does the police background checks that SF cab drivers are forced to undergo as a condition of being able to carry passengers. Uber has steadfastly refused to obtain the one million dollar insurance coverage  that cover vehicles driven by San Francisco taxi drivers whose companies are required to [...]

September 29th, 2014|Uber|Comments Off on Second Uber Driver’s Arrest Shines the Light on Uber’s Failed Safety Policies