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NYC Drivers for Uber, Other Apps to Get Vision Care Coverage

Drivers for car services and ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft are usually on their own when it comes to buying health insurance, but starting Sunday in New York they will now be able to get coverage for vision care …

Honolulu Bills Aimed at Taxi, Ridesharing Companies

Officials in Honolulu, Hawaii are introducing two bills that would make regulations on traditional taxicab companies more in line with regulations on ridesharing companies. Taxi companies such as Charley’s, The Cab and EcoCab have voiced disappointment over upstart transportation companies …

Court Revives Challenge to Seattle’s Ridesharing Union Law

A U.S. appeals court has revived a leading business group’s challenge to a Seattle law, the first of its kind, that would allow drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft to unionize. The San Francisco-based 9th …

California Lawsuits Challenging Contractor Model for Lyft, Postmates

Ridesharing service Lyft Inc. and courier service Postmates Inc. are among the first companies to be sued for improperly treating workers in California as independent contractors following a recent decision that makes it easier for workers to prove that they …

Rideshare Drivers Flocking to On-Demand Economy, Poll Shows

First there was the sharing economy, and then the gig economy. Now the buzz phrase to pay attention to may be “on-demand.” The on-demand economy, according to TheOnDemandEconomy.org, is defined as the economic activity created by digital marketplaces that fulfill …

Ride-Hailing Rules Among List of New Laws in Connecticut

New rules for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are set to take effect in Connecticut with the new year. Starting Monday, such companies must register annually with the Department of Transportation and pay the state annual fees. The …

‘Rideshare Guy’ Says 60-80% of Drivers Still Don’t Have Correct Insurance

He calls himself “The Rideshare Guy” and he’s become one of the more prolific voices covering the still-burgeoning business. When Uber and Lyft were at the point in development that they were considered by some to be just another fly-by-night …

How Cabbies Are Morphing Into Hybrid Taxi-Ridesharing Firms

Taxi companies across the U.S. waged a bitter, high-profile battle to keep Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. from bringing the sharing economy to cabs. They lost. Now the cabbies are adopting a if-you-can’t-beat-them, join-them-strategy. Pittsburgh Yellow Cab, for example, …

Commentary: Florida’s New Ridesharing Law Could Set Up Coverage Disputes

As the Sunshine State continues to attract millions of visitors each year who share clogged highways with commuters traveling throughout its ever-evolving metropolitan hub, it is no surprise that Florida has embraced ridesharing as one of the natural progressions of …

Court Blocks Seattle Law Enabling Rideshare Drivers to Unionize

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked Seattle’s first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it …