Uber is the world’s largest taxi company, and it doesn’t own any cars. It doesn’t employ any drivers either. And it’s the second thing here that could threaten the whole company as recent lawsuits by drivers claim they should be classified as employees, not the independent contractors they are now.
Faulty ignition switches led to the recall of more than 2.6 million cars. It’s one of the most significant product liability sagas in recent years. And while deaths and significant injuries are covered through alternative methods, GM may escape a good deal of liability because of the company’s recent bankruptcy.
Oregon made big news when it announced it would be automatically registering voters using information collected at the Department of Motor Vehicles. In an age when voter ID laws are highly controversial and the right to vote is widely discussed, many people wondered why that wasn’t the norm? So simple, so seamless—why not everywhere?
A report from the Department of Health and Human Services revealed that we’re currently experiencing the largest drop in uninsured American in four decades—potentially, a major sign pointing to the Affordable Care Act’s success. At the same time, its fate hangs in the balance. The question: what happens if the Affordable Care Act is struck down?
Soccer fans across the United States are celebrating this week—and not just because the season starts this weekend. No, it’s also because, while the season almost didn’t start at all, the league and its players managed to reach a new collective bargaining agreement and narrowly avoid a strike. While that’s the good news, there are some big issues that went unaddressed.
LXBN TV: Breaking Down the Supreme Court Oral Arguments in the Abercrombie & Fitch Discrimination Suit
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case that’s getting a lot of attention, that being the EEOC’s lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch alleging the store’s “Look Policy” is a form of discrimination. Those allegations came when a Muslim women was not hired, partially, because she wore a hijab in the hiring process.
According to new rules by the Department of Labor, private employers have to treat same-sex marriages the same as heterosexual ones when it comes to granting leave benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act. And, as we’ve seen, when employers are forced by the government to do something that, even slightly, might go agains their beliefs, they’ll take issue—so will it happen here?
In news that’s making a lot of headlines, Apple was hit with a $532.9 million jury verdict in a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Smartflash, a company that’s been called a “patent troll” by some because it is a non-practicing entity. Though the ruling is a big one, this is just the beginning of the fight in the case.
There were a lot of who were counting on the effects of President Obama’s immigration executive action coming to fruition—and soon. Now, employees who may have told their employers they were working illegally—but wouldn’t soon—are in a really rough place.
Drones are one of the most products around in the world of consumer electronics. The thing is, there are more parties than just consumers who want to use them—and most can’t, because there aren’t rules around these unmanned aerial systems. The FAA took a big step to resolve that this past weekend.