ridesharing News

Bill Adding Ridesharing Restrictions in Honolulu Becomes Law

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is allowing a bill placing stricter regulations on ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to become law. Caldwell returned the bill to the City Council and cited logistical concerns in allowing it to become law …

Suit against Seattle Law Enabling Uber Drivers to Unionize Tossed by Judge

A judge has dismissed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s lawsuit against Seattle’s new ordinance that gives drivers for ridesharing companies the ability to unionize over pay and working conditions. The Seattle Times reported that the judge called the suit premature, …

Uber Launches Ridesharing Operations in Montana City

Residents of Billings, Mont.  have a new way to catch a ride as Uber has launched in the city. The Billings Gazette reported that Billings Mayor Tom Hanel took the service’s ceremonial first ride last week to celebrate the service’s …

Washington Judge Hears Challenge to Law Enabling Uber, Lyft to Unionize

A U.S. judge on Tuesday wrestled with whether a lawsuit could proceed against the city of Seattle, Wash. over a local law which allows Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. The litigation is unfolding amid a national debate over what …

Drivers Take Uber to UK Tribunal in Test Case that Could Threaten Business Model

Two drivers took Uber to a British employment tribunal on Tuesday, arguing that the ride service is acting unlawfully by not offering rights such as holiday and sick pay, in a test case that could force the app to change …

Aon Offers Cover for Ontario Uber Drivers, Using Online Quoting Tool

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, announced it is now offering personal ride-sharing insurance policies designed specifically for Ontario Uber drivers. As Uber’s insurance broker, Aon said it “has developed a comprehensive understanding of the …

Fingerprinting Is Key Sticking Point for New Jersey’s Rideshare Regs

When Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Joseph Lagana decided to regulate ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the state, his said his main priority was making sure the drivers were properly insured. Two years later, his measure includes a provision …

Farmers Insurance Expands Rideshare Insurance Coverage to 3 States

Farmers Insurance has expanded its Rideshare Insurance Coverage to drivers in Idaho, Maryland, and North Dakota. Farmers worked with representatives of the states’ insurance departments, legislators and leaders of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) to develop a product specifically designed for …

How Gig Economy Is Using Private Arbitration to Win on Labor Classification

Sharing economy workers’ best shot at suing to rewrite the rules of their employment may soon pass them by. As judges last Thursday considered settlements that will leave Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. drivers as independent contractors, two of …

Judge Questions Lyft’s Revised Pay Deal with California Drivers

Lyft Inc. may have more work to do to win court approval of a settlement with 163,000 California drivers who sued to be treated as employees. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco on Thursday indicated he’s hesitant to …