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7 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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New Laws Push Uber And Lyft To Bump Up Insurance Coverage, But A Collision Gap Remains

As of today, new laws are pushing Uber and Lyft to provide primary liability coverage during the time when drivers have the app on and are waiting for a match. But drivers could still be on the hook for costly collision damages -- and many don't know or aren't ready to buy new policies that would cover them.

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7 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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The lawyer fighting for Uber and Lyft employees is taking the fight to four more companies

The lawyer who sued Uber and Lyft for not classifying contract workers as employees is now representing workers against four more on-demand companies: delivery services Postmates and Instacart, laundry service Washio, shipping company Shyp. "I hope companies realize this isn’t something to fool around with," said their lead attorney, Shannon Liss-Riordan. "They’re violating labor laws." Workers from Postmates, Shyp, and ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Another Tech Company Just Converted Its Contractors Into Employees

Yet another Silicon Valley company is hiring its contractors as employees. Shyp, which helps customers mail packages, said Wednesday it planned to reclassify hundreds of couriers as employees. The news follows a similar announcement made last month by grocery delivery startup Instacart. Depending on how many hours they work, Shyp's couriers will now receive access to benefits such as healthcare. ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Fast Company

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Why On-Demand Shipping Service Shyp Is Turning Its Couriers Into Employees

Staffers are more pricey than freelancers. But if they make for a better customer experience, it could be worth it.When you use the Shyp delivery service, you use your smartphone to snap a photo of the object you need shipped, and a courier shows up and takes the item away. Like Uber and Lyft drivers, Postmates meal bringers, TaskRabbit helpers, ...

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JUN 30, 2015 - Business Insider

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This investor has an interesting theory on what Google will do with its self-driving cars

Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson thinks Google could be planning to use employ its autonomous cars to give out free rides in an effort to undercut Uber with a new service called "Free Ride". Jurvetson, who is not a listed investor in either company, appeared on Bloomberg West to talk about Uber's reported operating loss of $470 million. He detoured though ...

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