Uber and Lyft lose bid to delay worker reclassification order in California

Uber  and Lyft have lost their bid to delay a preliminary injunction that will force the two ride-hailing app companies to reclassify drivers as employees. A California superior court judge denied Thursday the companies request to delay the order from going into effect August 20. The decision sets the stage for a legal fight and will most […]

Lyft joins Uber in threatening to pull out of California over driver status

yft said it would shut down operations in California if forced to classify drivers as employees, the company’s executives said in an earnings call with investors on Wednesday. Lyft joins Uber in threatening to pull out of one of its most important US markets over the question of drivers’ employment status. At issue is the classification of […]

Uber’s California Shutdown Threat Won’t Impact Its Real Money Maker: Uber Eats

A fight over worker classification could prompt Uber to “shut down” in the state of California, company CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a TV appearance. That might sound like a big deal, but there’s an aspect to this threat worth noting: Uber has no plans to cease California operations of Uber Eats, a spokesperson confirms […]

California Judge Orders Uber and Lyft to Reclassify Drivers as Employees

A California judge late Monday ordered that Uber and Lyft must reclassify their drivers as employees. This preliminary injunction is stayed for 10 days, during which time Uber and Lyft can file an appeal. Both companies have said they will do so. This week’s order comes after California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and city attorneys in California sued […]

Judge orders Uber, Lyft to classify California drivers as employees for now

A San Francisco Superior Court judge dealt Uber and Lyft a significant blow Monday, issuing a preliminary injunction that requires the companies to temporarily classify their drivers as employees while the state’s lawsuit against them is heard. Judge Ethan Schulman issued the ruling after hearing arguments in the preliminary injunction request Thursday. The case stems […]

Grubhub and Postmates Are Actively Defying Portland’s New Delivery Fee Law

Three weeks after Portland City Council passed a new ordinance capping fees on food delivery apps at 10 percent, two companies — Postmates and Grubhub — are still flouting the rules, and taking fees of up to 30 percent from local restaurants. In early July, City Council unanimously passed a fee cap to help small businesses struggling […]

Uber Eats adds $3 Portland customer fee on food delivery orders after city approves 10% commission cap

Correction appended Uber has added a $3 customer surcharge on all food delivery orders from Portland businesses in response to the city’s new 10% limit on how much third-party food delivery apps can charge restaurants in commission during the coronavirus pandemic. The new fee on Uber Eats, labeled the “City of Portland Ordinance,” began appearing on the […]

Portland ordinance takes a bite out of food delivery fees

PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Portland’s City Council may join a growing list of cities limiting charges by third-party food delivery services. City commissioners consider Wednesday morning an ordinance to temporarily limit services like DoorDash, Grubhub, Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats to a 15% charge for food deliveries. Dozens of local restaurants and business groups […]

Grubhub defies SF’s commission cap, hikes restaurant fees again

On Friday, June 12 — the first day San Francisco restaurants could officially reopen for outdoor dining — Kagawa-Ya Udon owner Katherine Chaio got an email from Grubhub notifying her that its rates were going up. In April, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a temporary limit on the commission that third-party food delivery companies can charge […]

Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Employees, According to California Regulator

Uber and Lyft drivers are classified as employees, the California Public Utilities Commission has officially ruled. The regulator, which oversees ride-hailing companies, declared its decision in an order published on Tuesday. It said “a person providing labor or services for remuneration shall be considered an employee rather than an independent contractor” under AB5, the state’s new law covering gig work, which became […]