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The Future of Uber and Lyft

  • August 24, 2020
  • Blog
Potente, Business Lawyer and Company Formation

In a ruling stemming from a lawsuit brought by the city attorneys of San Diego and two other cities and the state, a California appeals court extended the length of time Uber and Lyft will have to comply with an order requiring them to reclassify rideshare drivers as employees. If this temporary injunction expires as is, both rideshare services will see a significant operational change to their businesses. Under this order, drivers will be considered employees and thus subjected to a rigid schedule, payroll taxes, and employee benefits. This ruling applies AB 5, a three-factor test to classify whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor. Both companies have threatened to pull out of California as a result of this ruling, and California voters will likely be deciding this issue on the November ballot (Proposition 22) – we are closely monitoring this developing story. For more information, check out this article by the National Law Review to familiarize yourself with this issue.

  • June 11, 2024
  • Blog

FTC Ruling Banning Noncompete Agreements

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a final ruling banning the vast majority of noncompete agreements nationwide as “unfair methods of competition” in commerce. The rule will not go into formal effect until 120 days after the Federal Registrar formally adopts the new ruling (estimated to go into effect in August or early September). Until then...

Growing Use of Artificial Intelligence in Businesses

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an effective tool for companies to boost their productivity. AI can increase efficiency, accuracy, and eliminate the risk of human error for companies. Many companies have incorporated AI into their everyday business practices, whether that be marketing, operations, or customer service. AI has been impactful...