However, lawyer Philip Kolvin said operational changes had been introduced to address the city’s concerns. Transport for London accepted that changes had been made, but said “it is really for the court to decide whether…Uber is fit and proper.” There were 25 issues to be discussed in the appeal, but Kolvin believes this total can now be reduced to 11. … [Read more...] about Facing a London Ban, Can Uber Prove to U.K. Regulators It Is Now Fit to Operate?
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“We don’t underestimate the impact that the deaths of these young people will be having in the community and we would ask that people focus on supporting each other and supporting the police investigation.” … [Read more...] about Tragic first pictures of three teenage pals and 21-year-old killed in Uber horror smash in Leeds as friends pay tribute
The Uber driver then demanded Scurlock leave her vehicle. He complied. Then she went into a gas station to call the police. As she did so, Scurlock went on his way. Later that evening, Scurlock got a visit from the Santa Monica Police Department at his West Hollywood hotel and the Uber driver picked him out of a photo lineup, according to Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White. … [Read more...] about New Orleans Mayoral Candidate Charged With Masturbating In An Uber
The EEOC points out that there are two ways in which employer use of criminal backgrounds can result in violations of Title VII. First, if the employer treats applicants with similar criminal histories differently based upon one of the protected traits, it violates Title VII. Second, even when employers treat everyone the same with regard to criminal backgrounds, it may still run afoul of the law if the exclusionary rule it is applying disproportionately excludes people with protected traits from the job. In those cases, the employer must be able to show that the exclusionary rule is job-related and consistent with business necessity for the position in question. … [Read more...] about Uberization of Safety: Is it Really that Bad???
That’s not all. What about people offering their personal property for rent? Airbnb allows folks to rent their vacation homes, spare bedrooms, or other empty spaces in 34,000 cities and 190 countries. Got an extra car? You can offer it on RelayRides or Getaround. You can even rent out your bikes, surfing, and skiing equipment through Spinlister. My point in naming these services and their offerings is not to give them a cheap plug. It’s to make a point: with 80 million Millennials in a country of 300 million people, the sharing/gig/etc. economy is likely to stick around, requiring governments, laws, and other businesses to make changes to keep up with the times. This tends to be a very sticky proposition in the lawmaking arena where the lag tends to be the longest. … [Read more...] about Part 1 – Uberization of Workplace: Will Radical Innovation Change Face of Employer-Employee Relations?