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Paying Gig Workers Emerges as ‘Getaround’ Tactic to Defeat Employee Lawsuits

The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and other companies that rely on contract work have dealt with this question in a number of ways: staging PR …

Car Sharing Lobbyists Battle Car Renting Lobbyists, Driving State Lawmakers Crazy

The bill that turned Illinois into the focal point of a bitter debate over car-sharing last year started as a proposal about what happens when a rental car is stolen. The legislation, which would allow rental companies to punish customers …

Turning Sharing Into a Sales Pitch for Pricier New Cars

The ability to rent his car to strangers for cash convinced Trevor Davis, a high-school teacher in Dallas, to buy a brand-new Honda Civic instead of a used car. “I was going to get something real cheap, an inexpensive second …