California DMV Demands Halt to Uber Autonomous Vehicle Testing

On December 14, 2016, Uber announced a highly publicized test of its autonomous vehicle technology on the streets of San Francisco.  The test included rides for various politicians, including State Rep. Steve Glazer and Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsome, who both tweeted about their rides.  However, other organs of state government were not as supportive.  The […]

House Freedom Caucus Urges Trump to Undo Department of Labor Interpretation of Independent Contractor Rules

North Carolina Congressman, Mark Meadows, the incoming chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, used a meeting with President-Elect Donald Trump to deliver a list of 232 regulations that the Freedom Caucus suggest he should immediately repeal upon assuming office.  Among the “regulations” which the Caucus urges the President-Elect to repeal  is the “Misclassification of […]

California Governor Announces Deal to Remove Regulation of Lyft, Uber from PUC

On June 27, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Jerry Hill, Senator Mark Leno, and Assemblymember Mike Gatto announced a blockbuster agreement to transfer oversight of ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft from the California Public Utilities Commission to the California State Transportation Agency, which includes the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Although rumors had […]

SF Supes Vote to Violate Communications Decency Act with Amendment to Airbnb Law

On Tuesday, which also happens to be primary day in California, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to amend the City’s Residential Unit Conversion Ordinance (the so-called Airbnb Law) to require Hosting Platforms such as Airbnb, Homeaway, etc., to assume responsibility for ensuring that individuals listing their properties on the platform have a current registration with the […]

Uber Class Action Settlement Faces Objections from Plaintiffs’ Lawyers

Uber’s recently announced $100 million settlement to resolve the O’Connor v. Uber Technologies, Inc. class action, in which plaintiffs sought an order deeming them employees, rather than independent contractors, already faces objections from an unlikely source — plaintiffs’ attorneys leading other putative class actions against Uber that would be resolved under the terms of the […]

Cal PUC Issues New Rules for TNCs

At the voting meeting on April 21, the California Public Utilities Commission approved new regulations impacting the operations of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Lyft and Uber, within California.  The “Phase II” regulations come more than 2.5 years after the Commission first created rules specific to TNCs, defining them as companies using an “online-enabled […]

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