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Is Lyft Going To Make Its Drivers Sign Forced Arbitration Clauses?

The case over whether or not Lyft drivers are employees or independent contractors has come to an end. So what was the ruling? There was none… Is Lyft Going To Make Its Drivers Sign Forced Arbitration? The case between Lyft and its drivers was settled for $12.25 million. Many legal experts had anticipated that a verdict on the massive class action suit would shake the foundations of the “sharing economy.” It would have forced Lyft to treat its drivers as employees, and offer them benefits—which the company doesn’t have to do if the drivers are classified as independent contractors. However, this settlement has done little to answer the employment questions that have left many other companies hanging on the edge of their seats. Uber is currently embroiled in a similar lawsuit with 240,000 of its drivers. Currently the company—which is like Lyft’s sibling rival—is appealing a court decision that nullifies…
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Requiring “E-Hailing” Apps: Is Legalizing Uber And Lyft A Good Idea?

Broward County didn’t like what they were seeing from the new ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft, and so county leaders came together to pass new and stricter regulations on these ridesharers. That prompted Uber and Lyft to pull out of Broward, which led to a quick backtrack. In the end, Broward County drafted new legislation that brought rideshare companies back to the county, and now Miami-Dade is looking to pass similar legislation. Will Miami-Dade Require “E-Hailing” Apps? Mayor Carlos Gimenez has helped draft new legislation that would essentially legalize these rideshare companies, and require taxi companies to offer “e-hailing” apps that function just like Uber and Lyft. Taxi companies would also get benefits like no more fingerprinting or photographing cabbies, but many taxi companies are worried and warn that this new move could push cabs out of underserved areas and limit pickups of customers without credit cards. What Problems…
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Lyft Sued For Wrongful Death: Will The Case Make Ridesharing Safer?

On Halloween afternoon, the mail room supervisor for Fisher Island was riding his motorcycle when he encountered a rider’s worst nightmare. A car failed to yield while making a left-hand turn and plowed into him. The 29 year-old succumbed to his injuries, and is survived by his wife, step-daughter and a newborn son that will never get to meet his father, but this motorcyclist’s life may help prevent future crashes. Lyft Sued For Wrongful Death The car that hit this local motorcyclist was being driven by a Lyft driver. The online mobile rideshare provider hires drivers with clean licenses, backgrounds, and $100,000 worth of insurance, but it has few if any other requirements of their drivers. This means Lyft drivers don’t need to have training, they don’t need to put away their mobile devices while on the job, and they don’t need to log the amount of hours they work….
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