Mask slackers will now have to provide photographic proof they’re wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber.
This month, Lyft and Uber were ordered by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman to reclassify their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors under state law AB5, which took effect on Jan. 1.
According to the complaint, Sullivan, 52, paid hackers to conceal a data breach that threatened to expose personally identifiable information on 57 million Uber customers and drivers.
Uber's CEO said the ride-hailing company could cut service in California if a rule takes effect that grants drivers the status and benefits of employees.
The state attorney general's office is trying to force gig-work companies, especially rideshare companies, to comply with AB5.
Christien Kafton reports.
Uber lost $1.78 billion in the second quarter as the pandemic carved a gaping hole in its ride-hailing business, with millions of people staying home to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Rideshare drivers gathered on Wednesday in San Jose to enlist more members and support the pro-AB-5 lawsuit, which would force Uber and Lyft to make them full employees.
Uber and its Uber Eats food-delivery division will gain ground against DoorDash, which controls about 37% of the U.S. food delivery market. That’s compared with Uber Eats’ 20% share before the Postmates deal. Grubhub holds around 30% of the U.S. food delivery market.
Uber drivers held a protest outside the company’s CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi's, house on Wednesday, to demand labor protections and oppose a ballot measure Uber is working on to force them to remain independent contractors, and not be included in AB5, which would classify them as company employees.
A ballot initiative backed by business giants Uber, Lyft and DoorDash is now set to go before California voters in November, a multimillion-dollar shot aimed at excluding the companies from a law that would make them give more benefits and wage protections to their drivers.
Uber has cut 3,000 jobs from its workforce, its second major wave of layoffs in two weeks as the coronavirus slashed demand for rides.
Uber said it will require drivers to take a selfie in the app to enforce the rule.
At 10:30 a.m., Becerra will be joined by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott, and San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera in a virtual press briefing to make the announcement.
Critics say a new tool unveiled by Uber can be problematic for a neighborhood that is considered undesirable due to high crime, or that it could simply be discriminatory. Some say the ride share is trying to avoid classifying their workers as employees under AB-5.
Uber informed its California customers on Wednesday that they would no longer receive an upfront price for private rides due to the passage of Assembly Bill 5.
The lawsuit filed in US court on Monday argues that the law set to take effect Wednesday violates federal and state equal protection and due process guarantees.
In a statement, Uber said Kalanick is leaving the board to focus on his new business and philanthropic endeavors.
Uber acknowledged more than 3,000 sexual assaults occurred during U.S. Uber rides in 2018, the company said in a long-awaited safety report.