Uber Driver Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Passed Out Passenger In OaklandA 53-year-old Uber driver was sentenced on Friday to eight years in state prison for sexually assaulting a young female passenger while she was intoxicated in 2017.
Assembly Passes Landmark Gig Economy Bill; Awaits Newsom SignatureA bill that would provide new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft was approved the state Assembly Wednesday and now just needs Gov. Gavin Newsom's signature to become law.
California Senate Approves AB5 Bill To Reclassify Gig Economy WorkersThe California Senate has passed a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft.
Uber Lays Off More Than 400; 'Making Some Changes To Get Us Back On Track'Ride-sharing giant Uber laid off more than 400 employees in its engineering and production divisions Tuesday in an effort to reshape the company and refocus on its top priorities, officials said.
Judge Rejects Attempt To Raise Bail Of Ex-Google EngineerA federal judge has rejected a government recommendation that he impose a $10 million bail bond on a former Google engineer who is accused of stealing self-driving car technology before joining Uber's effort to build robotic taxis.
California Pulls Democratic Candidates Into Big Tech Battle With Big LaborNearly every major Democratic White House hopeful except Joe Biden has waded into a California clash between labor unions and tech giants such as Uber and Lyft over the very definition of work in a changing economy.
Uber And Lyft Push Back Against Bill That Would Reclassify 'Gig' WorkersRide-sharing companies on Friday were continuing to push California legislators to come up with a new classification for workers that falls somewhere between "company employee" and "independent contractor."
Uber, Lyft Threaten $60 Million California Ballot MeasureUber and Lyft threated Thursday to spend at least $60 million on a California ballot measure if they can't reach a deal with unions and lawmakers on legislation that would change the rights of gig workers.
Uber, Lyft Propose $21/Hour Minimum Wage For Drivers After Wave Of ProtestsUber and Lyft, the two biggest rideshare companies, are telling their drivers they are willing to compromise with a proposal that includes a minimum wage of $21 per hour.
Ex-Google Engineer Indicted For Stealing Self-Driving Vehicle TechnologyFormer Google engineer Anthony Levandowski was indicted on 33 counts Tuesday, charged with stealing self-driving car technology from the company shortly before he joined Uber's efforts to catch up in the high-stakes race to build self-driving vehicles.
Uber To Open Regional Hub In Dallas, Resulting In 3,000 JobsUber will receive a $24 million incentive package from Texas officials and open a new administrative hub in Dallas, bringing with it about 3,000 jobs.