Ridesharing

Conflicting Interpretations of Worker Classification

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

Who Are Gig Economy Workers?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Capturing Uber Efficiency with Smart Regulation

Scholars offer framework for better regulating sharing economy firms.

Uber, Lyft, and the Employment Battle

Class-action lawsuits filed against ridesharing companies over alleged misclassification of worker’s employment status.

Technology Companies or Taxi Services in Disguise?

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft pose challenges for local regulators.