Uber Is Retooling Its App For California Drivers. Lyft Isn'tThe diverging approaches shed light on how the on-demand industry is far from unified in the way it confronts what could be an existential threat.
Rideshare Drivers' Payments Being Delayed Because Of Third-Party CompanyIt's a fare freeze. Some Sacramento-area Uber and Lyft drivers are saying they're not getting paid.
Small Businesses Rethinking Staffing As New California Contractor Law LoomsA California law that makes it harder for companies to treat workers as independent contractors takes effect next week, forcing small businesses in and outside the state to rethink their staffing.
Lyft, Uber Will Ask California Voters To Block Employee LawSome of the country's largest ride-sharing companies plan to ask California voters to guarantee that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees.
Lyft Driver Pulled Over After Unknowingly Picking Up Hit-And-Run SuspectMariza Ruelas says she drove past Stockton police investigating a hit-and-run at Lever Boulevard and Hawaii Avenue on her way to pick up a rider, but she had no idea the man who got in her car was a suspect wanted by police.
Blue Shield And Lyft To Offer Free Rides To Medical Appointments For Some PatientsBlue Shield of California and rideshare company Lyft are teaming together to launch a pilot program in Sacramento.
Man Charged In Kidnapping Of Lyft Driver In NorCalBay Area authorities have charged a man in connection with the alleged kidnapping and attempted murder of a Lyft driver last week.
Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Gig Economy Bill Into Law That Could Transform Uber And LyftThe California legislation that could transition tens of thousands of so-called “gig economy” workers from independent contractors into full-time employees has been signed into law.
Uber Claims New California Law Still Won't Force It To Classify Drivers As EmployeesTony West, Uber's chief legal officer, said that the company believed a new test imposed by AB-5 would not require it to classify its fleet of drivers in the state as employees.
Bill Giving Protections To Uber Drivers, Others Moves AheadThe 56-15 Assembly vote marked a victory for labor unions and a defeat for tech companies that vehemently oppose the proposal.
California Senate Passes Gig Economy Bill That Could Transform Uber And LyftThe California state senate passed legislation late Tuesday that could transition tens of thousands of ride-share drivers from independent contractors into full-time employees.
Lyft Driver Says She Was Sexually Assaulted During Late Night Ride In SacramentoA Lyft Driver in Sacramento says she was sexually assaulted by four men in her own car over the weekend.
Lyft Driver From Tracy Accused Of Raping Woman He Picked Up From San Mateo BarA Lyft driver from Tracy is accused of raping a woman early Saturday after picking her up from a San Mateo bar and driving her to his home.
Tracy Lyft Driver Charged In San Bruno For Rape Of Intoxicated PassengerSan Bruno police arrested a 46-year-old male Lyft driver on suspicion of raping a 25-year-old female passenger on Saturday morning.
Uber, Lyft Try To Stop Proposed Law That Defines Drivers As EmployeesUber and Lyft are trying to stop a proposed state law that officially defines its drivers as employees. They’re using questionable methods to get their drivers to oppose the bill as well.