Uber executives taken into police custody following French taxi strike

  

Two Uber France executives have been taken into police custody in Paris, French media outlets reported today, as part of an ongoing investigation into the company’s low-cost UberPop service. As Le Monde reports, Uber Europe CEO Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty and Uber France CEO Thibaud Simphal were both taken into custody Thursday by Paris’ judiciary police. French business news channel BFMTV reports that the
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Uber Driver Removed From Platform After Failed Background Check

  

The ABC7 I-Team is reporting exclusively on an Uber driver who was removed from the platform after his criminal record was exposed. Uber’s background checks failed to catch past crimes and traffic violations. Uber says it approves 10,000 drivers a year, and hundreds of them get rejected after lengthy criminal and traffic background checks. But
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Uber Case Spotlights a Challenge: When Is a Worker an Employee?

  

Regulators from California to Washington are trying to determine when a worker is an employee in an economy that increasingly relies on contractors and temporary hires. The debate holds big financial consequences for companies including start-ups like Uber Technologies Inc., the San Francisco-based developer of ride-sharing software for drivers and passengers, as well as traditional
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Hamptons Uber drivers face possible jail time on charges that they violated taxi-licensing law

  

Uber recently stopped operations in East Hampton, New York because of a new requirement that drivers register a business license to a physical address in town. Now, 22 Uber drivers are being arraigned on misdemeanor charges for allegedly violating that law, 27east reports. The drivers will appear in court on Monday for arraignment on misdemeanor charges and could face a
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Pa. lawmakers dive into ride-sharing debate about regulations for Uber, Lyft

  

Ride-sharing companies that rolled into Pennsylvania last year are forcing state lawmakers to reconcile existing regulations with the growing prominence of Uber and Lyft. A hearing Thursday of the House Consumer Affairs Committee weighed permanent ride-sharing regulations overseen by the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission and highlighted the tension between traditional taxis and the smartphone-based car service
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Uber investor: the “1099 economy” is here regardless of whether it’s good for workers

  

Contract jobs from tech companies are replacing stable-full time jobs. Howard Morgan has been investing in mobile technologies for decades – he remembers one of the first ever venture capital investments in the category in the 1980’s – a deal for Franklin Electronic Publishers, which made handheld dictionaries and spellcheckers. He discussed that and a
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