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Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Independent

Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Independent

Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Independent Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Independent OAKLAND, Calif. — Drivers and other workers for so-called gig economy companies in California will not become their employees. California voters carried Uber and Lyft to victory, overwhelmingly approving Proposition 22, a ballot measure that allows gig economy companies to continue treating …

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Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers The Seattle City Council approved a minimum pay standard for Uber and Lyft drivers on Tuesday, becoming the second city in the country to do so. Under the law, effective in January, ride-hailing companies must pay a sum roughly equivalent, …

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Chinese City Orders Taxi Drivers to Remove Tattoos to Spare Women and Children

Chinese City Orders Taxi Drivers to Remove Tattoos to Spare Women and Children

Chinese City Orders Taxi Drivers to Remove Tattoos to Spare Women and Children Chinese City Orders Taxi Drivers to Remove Tattoos to Spare Women and Children HONG KONG — Taxi drivers in a northwestern Chinese city recently received an unusually blunt government directive: Get rid of your tattoos. The order came in August as transportation officials in the city, Lanzhou, …

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These Uber Drivers Are Stressed. Archery Soothes Them.

These Uber Drivers Are Stressed. Archery Soothes Them.

These Uber Drivers Are Stressed. Archery Soothes Them. These Uber Drivers Are Stressed. Archery Soothes Them. Tshelthrim Dorji, a 36-year-old from Bhutan, had been used to waking up every day at 5 a.m. to start his 12-hour-shift as an Uber driver in New York City. He stopped going out during the prolonged pandemic-related lockdown, and as he slowly returned to …

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Uber and Lyft Drivers Win Ruling on Unemployment Benefits

Uber and Lyft Drivers Win Ruling on Unemployment Benefits

Uber and Lyft Drivers Win Ruling on Unemployment Benefits Uber and Lyft Drivers Win Ruling on Unemployment Benefits Drivers for Uber and Lyft won a key victory on Tuesday in their continuing effort to be treated like other workers when a federal judge in New York ruled that the state must promptly begin paying them unemployment benefits. Many drivers have …

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Massachusetts Sues Uber and Lyft Over the Status of Drivers

Massachusetts Sues Uber and Lyft Over the Status of Drivers

Massachusetts Sues Uber and Lyft Over the Status of Drivers Massachusetts Sues Uber and Lyft Over the Status of Drivers Uber and Lyft should treat their drivers in Massachusetts as employees with the right to receive benefits, instead of misclassifying them as independent contractors, the state’s attorney general said in a lawsuit filed against the ride-hailing companies. The suit, made …

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Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Well Paid? It Depends on the Study

Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Well Paid? It Depends on the Study

Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Well Paid? It Depends on the Study Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Well Paid? It Depends on the Study The most contested question in the gig economy may be how much workers earn, since their hourly wages can be widely uneven. Concerns about pay have helped fuel moves in California and New York City to …

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Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits

Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits

Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits Doh Ouattara drove for Uber and Lyft from 2016 until mid-March of this year, when he became concerned about the pandemic. With three children under 6 to provide for, he decided to apply for unemployment benefits. But despite hundreds of …

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With Over Two Dozen Deaths, London Bus Drivers Fear Coronavirus Risk

With Over Two Dozen Deaths, London Bus Drivers Fear Coronavirus Risk

With Over Two Dozen Deaths, London Bus Drivers Fear Coronavirus Risk With Over Two Dozen Deaths, London Bus Drivers Fear Coronavirus Risk London is a city gone quiet. Yet, with a stringent coronavirus lockdown in place and the normal bustle largely halted, bold red buses are still winding their way through the sprawling capital offering frequent service. The buses are …

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Behind the Wheel, Women Are Safer Drivers Than Men

Behind the Wheel, Women Are Safer Drivers Than Men

Behind the Wheel, Women Are Safer Drivers Than Men Behind the Wheel, Women Are Safer Drivers Than Men Women tend to be better drivers than men — much better, judging by the number of deaths they cause on the road. British researchers used a government database of 14,425 road fatalities from 2005 to 2015 that involved more than one vehicle. …

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