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USA: Gig economy companies campaign for policies stripping workers from basic labour rights & protection, says report
Author: Maya Pinto, Rebecca Smith & Irene Tung, National Employment Law Project (NELP) (USA)
"Rights at Risk: Gig Companies’ Campaign to Upend Employment as We Know It", May 2019...
- Related stories: Uber, Lyft & other ride-hailing co. drivers stage global strike over pay & working conditions
- This is a non response from the following companies: Lyft
In May 2019, Uber drivers went on strike in the UK, US and other countries, including Brazil and Australia, to demand better pay and working conditions ahead of the ride-hailing app’s flotation on the stock market....
Author: Samantha Maldonado, Politico
"Lyft fights to avoid Americans with Disabilities Act in federal court", 2 May 2019...
USA: Disability Rights Advocates launches class-action lawsuit against Lyft for alleged disability discrimination by not providing wheelchair accessible vehicles
Author: Alexandra Stassinopoulos, The Daily Californian
"Lyft, Uber face class-action lawsuits for disability discrimination", 1 Apr 2019...
Author: Noam Scheiber, New York Times (USA)
Uber and Lyft argue that their drivers are contractors because the drivers decide when, where and how long they work. Lyft says forcing it to classify them as employees “may require us to significantly alter our existing business model.”......
New Annual Briefing on legal accountability: The Future of Work: Litigating Labour Relationships in the Gig Economy
Author: Ben Kesslen, NBC News
"Lyft sues over new rule that it pay its NYC drivers $17 an hour", 1 Feb 2019...
Author: Alexia Fernández Campbell, Vox
"New York City passes nation’s first minimum pay rate for Uber and Lyft drivers", 5 December 2018...
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- Related companies: Lyft Uber