Tag: Uber


Platform workers legislation could drive Uber out of EU cities

September 20, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

The EU Platform Workers Directive would reclassify drivers and couriers working for Uber and similar companies as employees, giving them full working rights. Currently, the majority of platform workers in the EU are classified as self-employed, even though they have […]


The Gig Is Up: Uber Agrees to Pay $100 Million in Dispute Over Drivers’ Employment Status

October 18, 2022

Via: HR Hero

There’s a growing tendency for workers to request mobility in the labor market. Coupled with this is a growing tendency for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees. This phenomenon has been dubbed a “gig” economy. Recently, […]


California Passes Legislation that May Kill the Gig Economy

September 11, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

California’s Senate approved, with a 29 to 11 vote, to require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat all contractors like employees. According to the New York Times, the bill should sail through the Assembly, and Governor Gavin Newsom has […]


Lyft Claims Driver Employment Classification Could Be Risky

June 17, 2019

Via: HR Hero

A common criticism of the gig economy is that companies treat those working in it less favorably than traditional employees due to their status as independent contractors. The classification is important for a couple of reasons. For one, contractors are […]

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Uber Drivers Are Not Employees. What This Means for Other Gig Workers.

May 16, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just ruled that Uber drivers are, indeed, contractors and not employees. This news made Uber’s stock soar but there’s more to this than just a stock price. This ruling can impact your business if […]