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New Florida Law Addresses Status of Workers and Other Issues in Ride-Sharing Industry
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2017

As the sharing economy continues to gain popularity with workers, businesses, and consumers by offering increased job flexibility and consumer choice

Enjoy The Ride! Texas Ride-Sharing Businesses Can Now Escape Misclassification Battles
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

Texas Governor Greg Abbott just signed into law a measure that will regulate ride-sharing companies (H.B. 100) by establishing a consistent statewide

California Corner: The Road to Nowhere--Final Approval of Lyft Settlement Dodges the Issue of Driver Classification
  • Vedder Price PC
  • USA
  • June 1 2017

On March 16, 2017, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria of the Northern District of California issued an order granting final approval of a $27 million

California Supreme Court Set to Address Fate of Independent Contracting
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2017

The California Supreme Court, in Dynamex Operations v. Superior Court, has agreed to address the legal standard for determining whether a worker

Gig Economy Game-Changer? New Florida Law Ensures Contractor Status For Drivers
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • April 25 2017

The State of Florida is about to enact first-of-its-kind legislation that will ensure most ride-sharing drivers are independent contractors and not

NSW Government is looking at options to give Short-Term Holiday Letting a legal framework
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • April 24 2017

The NSW Government encourages short-term holiday lettings because they broaden the economic benefits of tourism in NSW. It is looking at options on

Uber now a taxable ‘taxi’
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • April 5 2017

Uber’s ongoing campaign to distinguish itself from the Australian taxi industry has brought it before the Court once again. In a Federal Court

Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 629
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2017

Emerging technologies are changing the way we live, travel and buy goods and services. While new technology may improve our lives

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”