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  1. Raleigh-Durham
    As an independent contractor, and an American Citizen, I recognize that Uber owes me nothing. I need Uber more than Uber needs me. Why? Because there’s nothing proprietary about using my car to drive my neighbors to places they need to go. There’s no special or unique skill required of me to...
  2. Australia
    Amita Gupta v Portier Pacific Pty Ltd; Uber Australia Pty Ltd t/a Uber Eats In a decision dated Tuesday 21 April 2020, the Full Bench Fair Work Commission has confirmed (on appeal) that an Uber Eats driver is not an employee. Here's a copy of the decision...
  3. Australia
    Full text of Fair Work Ombudsman statement: Uber Australia investigation finalised 7 June 2019 The Fair Work Ombudsman has completed its investigation relating to Uber Australia Pty Ltd (Uber Australia) and its engagement of drivers. Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker said that inspectors...
  4. Australia
    The Senate Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers on Wednesday 19 September 2018 tabled its report Hope is not a strategy - our shared responsibility for the future of work and workers. View the report as a single document - (PDF 2MB) The report includes recommendations of...
  5. News
    State regulator ruling could cost Uber 'millions http://www.sfexaminer.com/state-regulator-ruling-cost-uber-millions/amp/ State regulators changed how they legally classify ride-hail giant Uber on Thursday, a technical move that may cost the company millions of dollars. The California Public...
  6. Australia
    From 'Wired': https://www.wired.com/story/a-california-ruling-threatens-the-gig-economy/. First two paragraphs: THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME Court dealt a major blow to the gig economy on Monday in a decision that will have far-reaching effects not just for the likes of Uber and GrubHub, but for...
  7. Canberra
    http://www.smh.com.au/national/fair-work-ombudsman-investigates-uber-over-potential-breach-of-labour-laws-20170628-gx0a82.html First two paragraphs: The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched an investigation into Uber and whether its contracts with tens of thousands of Australian drivers are in...
  8. London
    On 29 April 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee of the House of Commons released its report into self-employment and the gig economy. For the full text of the report, please see https://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmworpen/847/84702.htm. This is the committee's summary...
  9. News
    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/06/uber-sues-seattle-over-law-that-lets-drivers-unionize.html
  10. Wellington, NZ
    The Law Report program on Australian ABC Radio National concerns the employment status of Uber drivers and other service providers in the gig economy. It was broadcast on Tuesday 29 November 2016. The program lasts for 30 minutes. Towards the end, it has an interview with Ben Wilson, chair of...
  11. Australia
    This program was broadcast on Tuesday 29 November 2016 on ABC Radio National's program, the Law Report. It includes an interview with Mike Oze-Inglehon, the former Uber driver from Perth who has challenged his deactivation in the courts. The program lasts for 30 minutes. I commend it. You can...
  12. Complaints
    I was checking out a new company app service with Uber continually going downhill. It's called HONK, basically it's for tow truck drivers. They offer Jump starts 3 gallons of gas Change a flat tire Towing Winching out of a ditch Locked out (keys inside) With winter coming, I was going to join...
  13. London
    Here is a link to the full text of the Uber employment case: https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/aslam-and-farrar-v-uber-reasons-20161028.pdf.
  14. Canberra
    Here is the full text of the decision itself: https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/aslam-and-farrar-v-uber-reasons-20161028.pdf
  15. San Francisco
    There has been much criticism about Uber besides what we experience first hand and sometimes discuss here. To name a few: Contractors or Employees User privacy, Sabotage against competitors, Safety, and etc... So how well do we really know this company? This thread is intended to...
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