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Scammers got nearly 30% of Arizona virus unemployment pay

PHOENIX (AP) — Scammers were able to pocket nearly 30% of the $16 billion in unemployment insurance payments sent out by Arizona since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the director of the state ...

Uber drivers are employees, not contractors, says Dutch court

AMSTERDAM, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Uber (UBER.N) drivers are employees rather than independent contractors and are entitled to greater workers' rights, a Dutch court ruled on Monday. It is the late...

Dutch court: Uber drivers covered by taxi labor agreement

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A court in Amsterdam ruled Monday that Uber drivers fall under the Dutch taxi drivers' collective labor agreement — meaning they are entitled to the same employment benef...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 20 The Wall Street Journal on billionaires in space — more than a joy ride: ...

Uber to recruit 20,000 UK drivers on post-lockdown demand

LONDON (AP) — Uber plans to recruit 20,000 more drivers in the United Kingdom to help fill swelling demand for rides as the country's coronavirus lockdown restrictions ease. The San...

Drivers wanted: Record demand at Uber as vaccinations rise

Uber is offering sign-up bonuses and other incentives for drivers as it faces record demand for rides and meal delivery. The San Francisco ride-hailing company said Monday that total...

EXPLAINER: How Uber UK case could foreshadow gig work revamp

LONDON (AP) — Ride hailing giant Uber says it's giving U.K. drivers benefits like minimum wage and pensions, after losing a yearslong court battle to prevent them from being classified as “workers." I...

Uber drivers to get workers' rights in the UK

Uber on Tuesday said it is giving its UK drivers employee status, with benefits including a minimum wage and holiday pay. The shift in policy will come into effect on Wednesday. Weeks after the Supr...

Gig economy shifts: Spain delivery riders are now employees

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government on Thursday announced legislation that classifies food delivery riders as employees of the digital platforms they work for, not self-employed, in a legal change th...

Spanish food delivery workers march for law on their status

MADRID (AP) — Food delivery workers protested across Spain on Wednesday, urging the government to approve a promised law granting them the right to choose between being company staff or self-employed....

Business Highlights

___ UK top court gives Uber drivers benefits in landmark ruling LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled that Uber drivers should be classed as “workers” and ...

UK top court: Uber drivers are workers, not self employed

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. Supreme Court ruled Friday that Uber drivers should be classed as “workers" and not self employed, in a decision that threatens its business model and holds broader implications...

UK top court rules Uber drivers are workers, not self employed, in decision with big implications for its business model

LONDON (AP) — UK top court rules Uber drivers are workers, not self employed, in decision with big implications for its business model.

Uber drivers entitled to labor benefits, UK top court rules

A group of Uber drivers in the United Kingdom is entitled to labor benefits and they are recognized as "workers" rather than self-employed operators, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Friday. ...

IPO caps year of growth - but still no profit - for DoorDash

DoorDash is capping a year of explosive growth with an initial public offering of its stock, hoping to keep the momentum going even if demand for food delivery eases in a post-pandemic world. ...