Monday, October 19, 2015

That is SO last week

Last week was a tough one for Uber, an exemplar of the “sharing economy.” Multiple lawsuits against the company are focused on the status of drivers as employees or independent contractors, and now the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner has issued an advisory opinion stating that it believes Uber’s drivers are employees.  Oregon joins California, where the Labor Commissioner issued a similar opinion in June.   Meanwhile, Uber accidentally exposed the personal data of hundreds of drivers in a data breach.
In other developments: