Mask slackers will now have to provide photographic proof they’re wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber.
This month, Lyft and Uber were ordered by San Francisco Superior Court Judge Ethan Schulman to reclassify their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors under state law AB5, which took effect on Jan. 1.
Uber and Lyft are threatening to pull out of California by the end of the week if they are forced to classify their drivers as employees instead of independent contractors.
Uber's CEO said the ride-hailing company could cut service in California if a rule takes effect that grants drivers the status and benefits of employees.
Messages appearing on their accounts showed statements about bitcoin and promised to “double” payments sent to a bitcoin wallet address.
Uber said it will require drivers to take a selfie in the app to enforce the rule.
Uber has already imposed a hiring freeze and has offered up to 14 days of financial assistance to drivers and delivery workers who were diagnosed with COVID-19.
More U.S. cities are capping commission fees third party delivery services charge restaurants, many of which are mom-and-pop small business owners.
Uber and Lyft announced on Tuesday that they would be suspending their respective pool and shared options in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
An Uber driver remains in a medically induced coma several weeks after he was viciously assaulted on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has informed New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer that her office intends to sue the city for $810 million to help hundreds of taxi medallion owners who find themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in the hole.
An Uber driver accused of firing shots at passengers who told him he was driving the wrong direction has been arrested in Louisiana.
Uber is making it easier for LIRR commuters to get a ride to the train station and catch their train on time.
An Uber driver in Fontana was arrested Sunday for allegedly raping a passenger he was driving home, authorities said.
In a statement, Uber said Kalanick is leaving the board to focus on his new business and philanthropic endeavors.
An Uber passenger gave his driver a big tip so the single mom could re-enroll in college.
Uber will allow passengers and drivers in Brazil and Mexico to record audio of their rides as it attempts to improve its safety record and image.
New Jersey is seeking more than $640 million from Uber in taxes and penalties, saying the ride-hailing company misclassified its drivers as independent contractors.
Uber is officially entering the same-day delivery competition with its UberRush service in New York, San Francisco and Chicago on Wednesday. But don't expect to see Uber town cars ferrying packages around in their trunks in New York at least. The service for small businesses, which has been tested in New York for about a year, is primarily via bike messengers in that city. They'll be done by car in Chicago and a combo in San Francisco.