Ridesharing

Tech Companies Need Their Social Licenses

Tech Companies Need Their Social Licenses

Social license and the bundling of laws and resources can constrain tech companies from aggressive maneuvering.

A Pilot for Air Travel Savings

A Pilot for Air Travel Savings

Scholar urges Congress to redefine common carriage to promote flight-sharing platforms in the United States.

Labor Department Sides with the Gig Economy

Labor Department Sides with the Gig Economy

Opinion letter finds a gig economy company’s workers are independent contractors.

Conflicting Interpretations of Worker Classification

Conflicting Interpretations of Worker Classification

Workers in some states may now be classified as both independent contractors and employees.

Who Are Gig Economy Workers?

Who Are Gig Economy Workers?

Gig economy companies control workers in new ways but present no new regulatory issues.

Labor Without Employment

Labor Without Employment

Firms have moral obligations to those who perform work regardless of employment status.

New Front in the Labor War Between Uber and Its Drivers

New Front in the Labor War Between Uber and Its Drivers

Rideshare drivers in Philadelphia take their challenge for employee status to the Third Circuit.

Preventing the Sharing Economy From Abusing Your Data

Preventing the Sharing Economy From Abusing Your Data

Scholars argue that consumer protection law can address sharing economy firms’ potential to abuse information.

Uber and Lyft Lobby Their Way to Deregulation and Preemption

Uber and Lyft Lobby Their Way to Deregulation and Preemption

Report shows that rideshare companies convinced the majority of states to enact laws in the businesses’ favor.

The Home-Sharing Industry Attempts to Fight Off Regulators

The Home-Sharing Industry Attempts to Fight Off Regulators

The outcome of a lawsuit filed by Airbnb may define the regulatory limits of the sharing economy.

Making Profits by Disrupting the Regulatory Status Quo

Making Profits by Disrupting the Regulatory Status Quo

Scholar explains the rise and expansion of startups that push the regulatory envelope.

Philadelphia Cracks Down on Uber

Philadelphia Cracks Down on Uber

Philadelphia’s parking authority takes action to rein in Uber’s alleged violations of the city’s regulations.