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Seattle adopts minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers

  • GeekWire
  • 3 weeks ago
  • Seattle became the second big city in the nation to establish a minimum wage standard for Uber and Lyft drivers.
  • The Seattle City Council unanimously voted to adopt new regulations designed to ensure Uber and Lyft drivers earn the city’s $16.39 per hour minimum wage.
  • The new law requires transportation network companies to pay drivers at least $0.56 per minute when there is a passenger in the vehicle as well as a per-mile rate to cover expenses.
  • The city says that standard will ensure drivers earn at least Seattle’s minimum wage, assuming they spend about 50% of their time waiting for rides or driving to pick up passengers. The minimum compensation standard takes effect on Jan. 1.
Seattle adopts minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers

Uber launches car rentals in the UK for maximum social distancing

  • The Verge
  • 1 month ago
  • Uber announce today that it will soon allow users in the UK to rent cars via its app in a partnership with car rental company CarTrawler.
  • Users will be able to select the new “Uber Rent” option from within the app and then browse available cars for their chosen date and location. Rental cars can then be picked up from the “hundreds” of car hire company pickup locations. The UK launch follows trials in France and Australia.
  • The process works a little differently from Uber’s bike or scooter rentals. Although Uber says you’re technically able to make your booking at the same time as you pick up the vehicle (as you would when renting one of its Jump bikes in the UK), it encourages you to make car reservations at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Rentals can be cancelled up to 48 hours ahead of collection and Uber is promising discounts on rentals of up to 25 percent.
Uber launches car rentals in the UK for maximum social distancing

An appeals court blocked an order requiring Uber and Lyft to classify drivers as employees

  • Nytimes
  • 2 months ago
  • Uber and Lyft threatened to suspend ride-hailing services throughout California on Thursday night, a defiant reaction to a judge who ordered the companies to reclassify their drivers as employees.
  • But hours before the ride-hailing blackout was set to begin, an appeals court granted Uber and Lyft a temporary reprieve, allowing them to continue operating while the court weighs their appeal. Oral arguments in the case are set for mid-October.
  • An appeals court is weighing the companies’ requests to overturn a judge’s order to employ drivers, but it is not clear when the court will issue a ruling. The court has ordered Uber and Lyft to submit plans for hiring employees by early September, in case the court does not decide in their favor.
An appeals court blocked an order requiring Uber and Lyft to classify drivers as employees
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