Uber Technologies Inc. News

California Court Ruling Offers Way for Voters to Stave Off Shutdown of Uber, Lyft

A California appeals court ruling on Thursday avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft in the state, effectively handing a decision over gig worker benefits and pay to voters in a November ballot measure. The last-minute ruling, in …

Uber and Lyft Lose Bid to Delay California Driver Injunction

A California judge on Thursday refused to give Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. more time to appeal his decision forcing them to classify drivers in that state as employees, which they have said would necessitate restructuring their businesses. At …

Uber Likely to Temporarily Stop California Operations Due to New Driver Ruling

Uber Technologies Inc. would be forced to shut down its ride-hailing operations in California if a court ruling that blocks it from classifying its drivers as independent contractors goes into effect, the company said in a court filing. A California …

California Judge Blocks Uber, Lyft From Classifying Drivers as Contractors

A California judge on Monday granted the state’s request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. The judge signaled last week he might be leaning against …

Uber Halts Upfront Ride Pricing in Response to New California Worker Law

Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday informed its California customers that it would switch to providing estimates as opposed to fixed prices for its rides in response to a new law that makes it harder to qualify its drivers as contractors. …

Bill to Tighten “Gig” Worker Rule Passed by California Senate

The California State Senate voted on Tuesday to pass a bill that would make it much more difficult for gig economy companies like Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. The bill, …

Uber, Lyft Pledge $60M to Fight Possible California Labor Ballot

Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. are putting $60 million behind a potential ballot measure to ensure they don’t have to reclassify their California drivers as employees. The ride-hailing giants and other gig companies that rely on contractors who aren’t …

Companies See New York as Scooter Haven; NYC Says Not So Fast

Four companies – Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., Bird Rides Inc. and Lime – are aggressively lobbying in New York to legalize electric scooters, considered both perilous play-rides of the well-off and one of many alternative transportation solutions. They’re pouring …

Court Approves San Francisco’s Uber-Nuisance Probe

Uber Technologies Inc. was ordered to turn over to the city of San Francisco data about how many of its drivers are responsible for illegal parking, traffic congestion and safety hazards. A California appeals court rejected Uber’s argument that the …

Murder of South Carolina College Student Prompts Uber Safety Changes

Uber Technologies Inc. said it was rolling out new safety features to help riders avoid fake rideshare drivers, two weeks after the murder of a college student who got into her killer’s car mistakenly believing it was her ride. The …