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Instacart offers some contractors part-time employment

The grocery delivery startup is making the change as fellow on-demand service Uber faces regulatory scrutiny for not classifying its drivers as employees.

By June 22, 2015


Uber driver is an employee not contractor, says California

California Labor Commission rules that a driver for the ride-hailing service is an employee and not an independent contractor. The decision could have ramifications for Uber's business model.

By June 17, 2015


Uber vs Lyft: 9 things to consider before your first ride

Ride-sharing is rapidly edging out taxis in major cities, and here's everything you should know about these apps that are shaking up transportation.

By November 2, 2015


Uber's redesigned driver app aims to boost income, rider satisfaction

The updated app is meant to give drivers information about how to increase their earnings and to improve the service they provide customers.

By October 13, 2015


Uber hit with lawsuit over alleged sexual assaults

The ride-hailing company is being sued after two women allege they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers. The plaintiffs say Uber needs to do more to keep passengers safe.

By October 8, 2015


Amazon begins a delivery service powered by regular folks

The e-commerce giant jumps into the gig economy with the new program called Amazon Flex. The service starts in Seattle.

By September 29, 2015


California: Former Uber driver was an employee

In the battle over whether its drivers are independent contractors or employees, Uber has lost another skirmish.

By September 10, 2015


Uber appeals class-action status ruling in drivers' lawsuit

Ride-hailing service requests appeal of class status ruling that expanded employee vs. independent-contractor case from three drivers to thousands.

By September 15, 2015


UberX arrives in Brussels amid backlash

The more expensive of Uber's services -- it uses professional drivers -- expands options for fans of the ride-hailing service, but rival taxi drivers won't be as cheery.

By September 3, 2015


Uber suffers loss as judge grants drivers' suit class action status

A California judge rules that the employee vs. independent-contractor case that was limited to three drivers can now be expanded to thousands of drivers.

By September 1, 2015