gig economy News

Why Sharing Economy Firms Just Might Be the Best Insurance Customers

Imagine insurance customers who actually enjoy meeting with their insurance broker. Customers who see insurance not as a nuisance mandate but as an integral part of their own and their customers’ success. Insurance buyers who are enthusiastic about discussing risks …

Spain Prepares Labor Laws that Could Force Food Delivery Apps to Employ Gig Workers

The Spanish government is preparing strict labor law changes that could mean food-delivery platforms have to formally employ the couriers they rely on. Under rules expected to be proposed as soon as this week, companies such as Uber Eats, Deliveroo …

Buckle Expands Rideshare Auto Insurance Into Tennessee

Buckle, a tech-enabled financial services company, has expanded its rideshare-only auto insurance into Tennessee. Last year, the company launched the insurance offering that provides rideshare and transportation network company (TNC) drivers with personal and commercial coverage in one policy to …

New York Court: Uber Drivers Are Employees Eligible for Unemployment Insurance

The New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department held at the end of December that Uber drivers can be considered employees eligible for benefits such as unemployment insurance. The finding upheld two previous April 2019 decisions by the …

Some Rideshare Drivers Sue Over California Ballot Measure

Drivers for app-based ride-hailing and delivery services filed a lawsuit Tuesday to overturn a California ballot initiative that makes them independent contractors instead of employees eligible for benefits and job protections. The lawsuit filed with the California Supreme Court said …

The Gig Economy, Auto Insurance and Surplus Lines

Automobile insurance looks very different today than it did a generation ago. The means by which people (and goods) travel via motor vehicles continue to expand and evolve, as do businesses and their automobile insurance needs, especially in the gig …

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 …

California Appeals Court Listening to Arguments in Gig Worker Lawsuit

A California appeals court on Tuesday listened to arguments by lawyers for Uber Technologies Inc. , Lyft Inc. and the state of California about whether the state can recognize their drivers as employees with the right to minimum wage, overtime …

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 …

California Labor Commissioner Suing Uber, Lyft for ‘Systemic Wage Theft’

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office has filed separate lawsuits against transportation companies Uber and Lyft for committing wage theft by misclassifying employees as independent contractors. Uber and Lyft have misclassified their drivers, which has deprived these workers of a host …