EXCERPT: Janelle Orsi, an attorney in Oakland, California and co-founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, specializes in helping clients navigate the laws of the sharing economy. She told Al Jazeera in an email that the Uber case is a tough call, because both the company and the drivers have strong arguments.
“One thing is certain: The more that Uber dictates how drivers work, what they charge, and so on, the more likely it is that a court would find that they are creating employment relationships with drivers,” she wrote.
SAN FRANCISCO — Engineers, MBAs and college dropouts flock to the San Francisco Bay Area, the mecca of all things startup, with the hopes of founding a company that’s a "game-changer."
Uber, the mobile app that allows users in 35 countries to book town cars and cabs via GPS and pay with a stored credit card, has established itself as one such firm, having upended the traditional taxi-cab business model...