Posts Tagged ‘Uber’

Chicago to up Taxes on Uber and Lyft

Mayor Lori Lightfoot of Chicago

  According to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the multi-millionaire owners of Uber and Lyft have had essentially free rein in Chicago. She plans on raising taxes “And if we are smart about this, making this small increase will not hurt our neighborhoods or impair accessibility for disabled riders,” Lightfoot said in her written speech.  Active…

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All Black Car Services are Not Created Equal

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Whether you’re traveling with friends to a special occasion, hitting the town on date night, or making sure your teen gets to and from their after-prom party safely, there are times when you want the luxury, convenience and dependability that only a professional black car service or chauffeured limousine can offer. However, not all black…

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Is it Safe to Get into the Car with Your Uber Driver?

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This past summer, a 15-year-old girl trying to get home from a party on Long Island got into an Uber. Although the ride-sharing company does not allow unaccompanied riders under the age of 18, teenagers frequently travel in Ubers alone and arrive home safely. However, this time the driver kidnapped the girl and tried to…

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Who’s Driving Your Children?

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A New York Uber driver was charged Monday with kidnapping and threatening to sexually assault a 15-year-old girl. “The family of a 15-year old girl relied on a car service to get their daughter home safely after she attended a Sweet Sixteen party, but the defendant allegedly kidnapped her and wanted to sexually assault her…

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Using Uber or Lyft at the Airport?

Rideshare Zone at Airport

You could be out of luck!  Police recently arrested several Uber & Lyft drivers for trying to bypass the Orlando International Airport rideshare queue rules.  Orlando Police said Friday that one of its airport units got information that there was illegal activity going on at the designated rideshare lot and that people might be trying…

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Contractor or Employee?

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Misclassifying Ride-Share Drivers Can Put You at Risk Ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft have been making headlines in the past few years by defending themselves in lawsuits filed by drivers. What’s at stake is whether or not the drivers should be classified as employees or independent contractors, and if the companies are benefitting – and…

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