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|Factbox: Uber faces legal challenges in many countries - (Reuters) - Uber [UBER.UL] should no longer treat its drivers as self-employed, a British tribunal ruled on Friday, in a decision that threatens the taxi app's business model by forcing it to pay the minimum wage and offer holiday entitlement. Following is a list of other recent major lawsuits against Uber: UNITED STATES In August, a U.S. judge rejected an attempt by Uber to settle a class action lawsuit with drivers who claimed they were employees and entitled to expenses by agreeing to pay up to $100 million. A federal judge denied in July a motion by Uber to compel arbitration in a passenger lawsuit over so-called surge pricing brought against the company's chief executive. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:36:16 -0400|
|UK tribunal rules Uber drivers deserve workers' rights - |
By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber should treat its drivers as employees and pay them the minimum wage and holiday pay, a British tribunal ruled on Friday, in a verdict that could hit thousands of firms and deliver a blow to the 'gig economy'. Two drivers brought their case to an employment tribunal in July, saying the rapidly expanding app, which allows users to book and pay for a taxi by smartphone, was acting unlawfully by treating them as self-employed and not providing certain rights. Uber said it will appeal against what unions described as a "monumental" verdict.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:36:16 -0400
|Apple turns thrill into chill and our relationship is on the rocks - |
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:30:36 -0400
|UK Uber drivers win case to get paid vacation, minimum wage - LONDON (AP) — Uber's claim that its drivers are contractors — and not employees entitled to vacations — was rejected Friday by a British tribunal, in a ruling that may have implications for a range of companies that rely on self-employed workers. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:29:25 -0400|
|The FBI is reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server - |
In a surprise development, FBI Director James Comey said in a letter today that the agency would be reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. The letter, which was distributed to the Senate Judiciary Committee and reported on by NBC News, has little information, but Comey writes that the agency discovered new emails in an unrelated investigation.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 13:27:19 -0400