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Latest Misclassification Settlement Fails To Lyft Sharing Economy Companies
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 20 2017

Late last week, a federal court judge in California approved a settlement agreement whereby ride-sharing company Lyft agreed to pay $27 million to

The Future Rise Of The “Contributor” - Are We Closer To Finding That Elusive Third Category Of Worker?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 17 2017

According to a recent survey by Randstad US, an HR and staffing services company a growing number of workers prefer to be known as “contributors”

Will Austin Come Crawling Back To Uber And Lyft?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 15 2017

The sharing economy has become so entrenched in our vocabulary and culture, it’s hard to remember when exactly the romance began. For Uber, the story

Sharing economy - An encouraging framework to get out of the fog?
  • Loyens & Loeff
  • Belgium
  • March 10 2017

The Royal Decree of 12 January 2017 (Belgian Official Gazette of 24 January 2017) was the last component required for the new legal framework to be

California’s Legislative Approach To Regulating The Sharing Economy: Regroup
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 7 2017

The month of February and its immediate aftermath is always an exciting time for California legislation. That’s the month when legislators submit all

Global antitrust in 2017 - Disruptive innovation
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2017

It started off as an easy way to be able to afford their San Francisco pad. With the internet providing access to millions of potential renters, the

Are you a “responsible” host? Airbnb enforces 90 night annual limit for London hosts
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • February 1 2017

As anyone who has recently booked a holiday knows, Airbnb has become a permanent fixture in the travelling landscape. Since its launch in 2008

The Fight Over Short Term Rentals - Two Competing Bills Could Change the Short Term Rental Landscape in Florida
  • Berger Singerman LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2017

Florida is renowned for its tourism and real estate. The two are intertwined, a symbiotic relationship that has continued to grow. And yet, the

Top Five New Year’s Predictions For The Gig Economy
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 4 2017

Jeff Wald just published an interesting piece in Forbes looking at the top five predictions for the freelance economy in 2017. Given that he touts

FTC Reports on "Sharing Economy"
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2016

A new staff report from the Federal Trade Commission highlights the competitive benefits and the potential consumer protection issues presented by the