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Lyft CEO: Flexibility the new stability

Lyft CEO: Flexibility the new stability | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Logan Green, Lyft CEO, discusses the role Lyft has in the sharing economy and how it's changing the nature of work, with CNBC's Julia Boorstin.
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Uber, LYFT face legal battles over driver benefits

Uber, LYFT face legal battles over driver benefits | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft continue to face legal troubles. This time, it's coming from within. Lawyers have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of ridesharing company drivers who say t...
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Uber and Lyft Taxes - Interview with Tristan at Zen99

Tristan, CEO of Zen99, speaks on a Google Hangout with Rideshare Dashboard about how their free service helps self employed workers such as Uber, Lyft or Sidecar drivers with calculating their...
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Uber, Lyft lose bid to deem drivers independent contractors

Uber, Lyft lose bid to deem drivers independent contractors | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft failed to persuade separate US judges on Wednesday to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees, in cases that have wide implications ...
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Robert Mylne's curator insight, March 27, 5:30 AM

The big players in the app taxi game have failed to convince the judge in a US court room to rule that the drivers of their app are in fact independent contractors. This means that the giants won't be as easily able to pass the buck when it comes to legal matters from drivers.

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Uber and Lyft fail to convince judges their employees are 'independent contractors'

Uber and Lyft fail to convince judges their employees are 'independent contractors' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
That could in turn affect the valuations of not just Lyft and Uber but also other startups that rely on large networks of privately contracted individuals.
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Uber, Lyft Cases Focus on Drivers’ Legal Status

Uber, Lyft Cases Focus on Drivers’ Legal Status | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A pair of court rulings involving Lyft and Uber Technologies may have far-reaching consequences for the ride-sharing firms, and may help to bring clarity to a murky but increasingly important area of employment law.
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Court: Juries to decide if state Uber, Lyft drivers are employees - SFGate

Court: Juries to decide if state Uber, Lyft drivers are employees - SFGate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Juries must decide whether California drivers for the ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft are employees entitled to minimum wages, expenses and other workplace benefits, two San Francisco federal judges ruled Wednesday, rejecting the companies’...
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Congress Presses Uber And Lyft On Driver Background Checks

Congress Presses Uber And Lyft On Driver Background Checks | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Ride-sharing companies are not strangers to Congressional inquiries.
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Zombie Ridesharing Bill Comes Back To Life In California

Zombie Ridesharing Bill Comes Back To Life In California | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 A bill designed to regulate ridesharing companies is back. California Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian has submitted a bill aimed at placing new rules on companies like Uber and Lyft.
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Here’s why Uber and Lyft send drivers such confusing tax forms

Here’s why Uber and Lyft send drivers such confusing tax forms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Traditional employers send employees, and the Internal Revenue Service, Form W-2, which shows their wages, deductions and other information.
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Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy - NBCNews.com

Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy - NBCNews.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Hot start-ups Uber and Lyft have contributed substantially to the growth of the sharing economy that connects freelancers with available work projects. Now s...
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Consumers embrace 'sharing economy' - The Tennessean

Consumers embrace 'sharing economy' - The Tennessean | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Services like Lyft, Uber, Airbnb expand into mainstream as consumers get more comfortable with ‘sharing economy’
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At TEDxBaltimore, City Paper’s Edward Ericson slams ‘sharing economy’

At TEDxBaltimore, City Paper’s Edward Ericson slams ‘sharing economy’ | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Reprising a written piece from over the summer, Ericson asked TEDx attendees: What is the social cost of Uber and Lyft?
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Lyft adds driver profiles to make everyone feel safer

Lyft adds driver profiles to make everyone feel safer | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In an effort to create familiarity and a sense of safety for its users, Lyft is introducing new profiles that will share bits of information about the rider and driver, including mutual friends through Facebook integration.
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New York should embrace ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber (Editorial) - Syracuse.com

New York should embrace ridesharing companies like Lyft and Uber (Editorial) - Syracuse.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The ridesharing changes offered by state Sen. Jame Seward's bills are a way to strengthen the Upstate transportation system and encourage entrepreneurial New Yorkers.
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Has Lyft Actually Overachieved In The War Against Uber? - Forbes

Has Lyft Actually Overachieved In The War Against Uber? - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
News emerged last week that ride-hailing service Lyft raised $530 million in Series E funding.  This number may pale in comparison to the billions that Uber has raised so far in 2015 but it's still nothing to scoff at.
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Uber and Lyft in California: How to use employment law to wreck an industry - Forbes

Uber and Lyft in California: How to use employment law to wreck an industry - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The greatest advances in local transportation are driven by innovation companies like Uber and Lyft.  Their new platform technology allows for a scalable network that links drivers to consumers in real time, by supplying simultaneous two-way information...
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Uber, Lyft Cases Could Set Far-Reaching Precedent

Uber, Lyft Cases Could Set Far-Reaching Precedent | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A pair of court rulings involving ride-sharing firms Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. could help bring clarity to a murky but increasingly contentious area of employment law.
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Uber, Boston taxi drivers' unlikely ally - Boston Globe (subscription)

Uber, Boston taxi drivers' unlikely ally - Boston Globe (subscription) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Boston taxi drivers are struggling under an unfair burden. No, it isn’t Uber, Lyft, or Sidecar.
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What’s at Stake If Uber and Lyft’s Labor Models Go to Trial

What’s at Stake If Uber and Lyft’s Labor Models Go to Trial | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A pair of court rulings involving Lyft and Uber Technologies may have far-reaching consequences for the ride-sharing firms, and may help to bring clarity to an murky--but increasingly important--area of employment law.
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Uber And Lyft Urge Passengers To Share Rides During SXSW

Uber And Lyft Urge Passengers To Share Rides During SXSW | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
 Thanks to a city ordinance passed last fall, this will be the first year on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft will be competing for passengers in Austin during SXSW.
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Uber, Airbnb, and the 'share-the-scraps' economy - Christian Science Monitor

Uber, Airbnb, and the 'share-the-scraps' economy - Christian Science Monitor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Uber, Airbnb,Instacart, and other multibillion dollar startups make up what is referred to as the 'share economy.' A more accurate term would be the 'share-the-scraps' economy,' one that allows workers to patch together barely enough to live on.
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Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy

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Hot start-ups Uber and Lyft have contributed substantially to the growth of the sharing economy that connects freelancers with available work projects. Now s...
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The Gig Economy Won't Last Because It's Being Sued To Death

The Gig Economy Won't Last Because It's Being Sued To Death | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If Uber, Lyft, and others don't stop relying on contract workers, business could crumble. Is it time for a new definition of employee?
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Will Uber and Lyft make your job obsolete? - CNN.com

Will Uber and Lyft make your job obsolete? - CNN.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the world of Uber and Homejoy, workers have a "portfolio" instead of a job.
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