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Uber Reclassifies 70,000 UK Drivers as Workers – Providing Minimum Wage, Benefits

Uber Technologies Inc. will reclassify all 70,000 of its UK drivers as workers, entitling them to the minimum wage, vacation pay and other benefits after a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court last month. The ride-hailing app’s drivers will receive …

Uber’s UK Court Loss Likely to Trigger More Complaints from Gig Workers Across Europe

Uber Technologies Inc.’s defeat in a UK legal battle over the way it treats its drivers is set to trigger a wave of complaints from workers across the region. Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that Uber must treat its drivers …

UK Court Rules Uber Drivers Should Be Classed as Workers, in Blow to Business Model

LONDON – A group of Uber drivers are entitled to worker rights such as the minimum wage, Britain’s Supreme Court ruled on Friday in a blow to the ride-hailing service that has ramifications for millions of others in the gig …

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 …

Update: Uber Braces for UK Legal Battles that Could End Its Reign in London

Uber Technologies Inc. is bracing for a long summer of legal battles that could see the end of its reign in London and entitle its drivers to a long list of workers’ rights. A dispute over whether its drivers should …

London’s Uber Drivers Sue City’s Mayor for ‘Discriminatory’ New Levy

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to charge Uber Technologies Inc. drivers to operate in the city center amounts to racial discrimination and puts some out of business, lawyers for the drivers said Wednesday in court, in the latest stage of …

Uber’s London License Faces New Legal Challenge as Cab Drivers Fight Back

Months after Uber Technologies Inc. won a reprieve in a high-stakes battle over its operations in the U.K. capital, its London license is back in question. United Cabbies Group, which represents taxi drivers in the capital, brought a legal challenge …

Uber Faces $1.3B Tax Suit in UK from Lawyer Who Won Major Brexit Ruling

The lawyer who spearheaded a landmark court case — which ended with the European Union’s top court ruling that the U.K. can unilaterally reverse Brexit — appeared in court Wednesday for a fresh battle, this time with Uber Technologies Inc. …

Uber Pledges to Fight UK Court Decision that Drivers Should Be Treated as Workers

Uber pledged [on Dec. 19] to challenge a U.K. Court of Appeal decision that drivers should be classed as workers rather than self-employed employees, a verdict that has potentially wide-ranging implications for the rapidly growing gig economy and the rules …

Uber Court Case in London Could Determine Future of UK’s Gig Economy

Just months after Uber Technologies Inc. persuaded a London judge to allow it to keep operating in the city, the ride-hailing company is back in court. At stake this time is an issue that could strike at the core of …