The Startup That Runs Background Checks on Uber and Lyft Drivers Is Now Worth $2.2 Billion

As Uber and Lyft have grown, their rise has helped buoy another business: Checkr, a startup that runs background checks on gig economy workers. Ride-sharing helped its business take off, but the company is now processing background checks for retailers like Hot Topic to staffing agencies such as Adecco for a total of 42 million reviews and counting. “It’s really driven by the changing […]

‘Uber Eats and Deliveroo should be very worried’: Ruling to reshape gig economy

Australia’s gig economy could be reshaped by a finding that a former Foodora delivery rider, unfairly dismissed, was an employee, not an independent contractor. Experts say the ruling last week by the Fair Work Commission has put the business models of competitors Uber Eats and Deliveroo under increased scrutiny. Labor senator Murray Watt this year chaired the Future […]