Articles by Tina Bellon

Uber Appealing $59M Fine in California Over Sex Assault Data Request

Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday appealed a $59 million fine by a California regulator in a dispute over whether the company should share detailed information on sexual assault and harassment claims reported on its ridesharing platform. The California Public Utilities …

Different Federal, State Rules Confuse Employers Seeking COVID Vaccine for Workers

U.S. companies and industry groups trying to move their workers to the front of the line for a COVID-19 vaccine remain confused about conflicting state and local guidelines on how shots will be administered and to which workers, even as …

Uber Asks States to Prioritize Delivery, Rideshare Drivers for COVID Vaccine

Uber Technologies Inc. on Thursday sent letters to the governors of all U.S. states, asking for its ride-hail and food delivery drivers to get early access to COVID-19 vaccines as essential workers. The company also said it will send a …

States Grapple With Determining Who’s Essential, Who’s Not for COVID Vaccine

Companies and industry groups lobbying to get their U.S. workers to the front of the line for COVID vaccination are running into a patchwork of state plans and confusion over who is essential, and who is not. Inoculation against the …

U.S. Employers Have Right to Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine. But Will They?

Private U.S. companies have the right under the law to require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but are unlikely to do so because of the risks of legal and cultural backlash, experts said. Companies are still in the early …

Companies Hope to Take California Gig Worker Classification Law Nationwide

Gig economy companies want to turn California voters’ decision to make ride-service drivers contractors into a model for the nation, as several states consider requiring drivers from Uber, Lyft and rival services be treated as employees with higher compensation. Voters …

Companies Hope to Take California Gig Worker Classification Law Nationwide

Gig economy companies want to turn California voters’ decision to make ride-service drivers contractors into a model for the nation, as several states consider requiring drivers from Uber, Lyft and rival services be treated as employees with higher compensation. Voters …

California Voters Deciding Fate of Gig Economy Workers

Trend-setting California votes on the future of the gig economy on Tuesday, deciding whether to back a ballot proposal by Uber and its allies that would cement app-based food delivery and ride-hail drivers’ status as independent contractors, not employees. The …

Safety Regulator Vows to ‘Closely Monitor’ New Tesla Self-Driving Software

The U.S. auto safety regulator said on Thursday it was closely watching Tesla Inc.’s release of a software version intended to allow its cars to drive themselves, saying it stood ready to protect the public against safety risks. Tesla on …

Ridesharing Companies Spend Big in California to Oppose Even Costlier Gig Law

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. together are spending nearly $100 million on a November California ballot initiative to overturn a state law that would compel them to classify drivers as employees. That sum looks less huge, however, than the …