Uber Now Facing Lawsuits From Cab Companies

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There’s a new service in town.

Uber exploded into the transportation scene trying to change the way people travel. There idea is a great idea allow you to use your personal car as a way to transport people where they need to go, whether that be to a hotel or to the airport. You control everything through  the Uber app. So if you want to make some extra cash, you could become an Uber driver. Uber classifies their drivers as “independent contractors” instead of employees and Uber drivers feel they should be employees, and not independent contractors. You can read more about this matter at the Huffington Post.

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Uber Crashes into Discrimination Lawsuit

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-Driving To Court!

The popular car service, Uber, is being driven to court after they were hit with a discrimination lawsuit. Uber Technologies Inc is being accused of discriminating against blind people by refusing to transport guide dogs, a federal judge ruled. The case is brought against Uber by the National Federation of the Blind of California. This is not the first time that the company has faced complaints on how it pays drivers, treats passengers and ensures safety. Uber has an estimated worth of $40 billion and has its mobile ride-sharing service in more than 270 cities and geographic areas in 56 countries. Read More

Uber and Lyft are Driving People Crazy

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Speeding to the courtroom

While many people love the convenience of having a car appear at your doorstep at the tap of a button, it appears that those days may be numbered. The popular transportation services Uber and Lyft are headed to the courtroom, thanks to unhappy drivers. The main issue seems to center around a debate on whether or not the drivers of these services are employees or simply independent contractors. We’ve talked in the past about Uber’s problems with the law, however this series of lawsuits may force the companies to alter their business model. The lawsuits were filed in the San Francisco Federal Court and are only relevant to California-based drivers, although the results of each class-action will be closely monitored by drivers across the United States. Read more