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Uber Drivers Win Class Status

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Sharing economy businesses may have to start sharing more wealth with their on-demand labor force.  A federal judge agreed Tuesday to grant Uber’s 160,000 California drivers class action status to jointly pursue their claims that they are Uber employees and…

Six Indicted in DMV Bribery Case

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Dirty Department of Motor Vehicles workers accepted bribes from trucking schools to get at least 100 commercial licenses for drivers who didn’t take, or failed,  tests, federal prosecutors alleged Tuesday. Federal prosecutors charged six people Tuesday with conspiracy, bribery and…

Uber Driver Class Action Rides On

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Uber Technologies, the on-call ride service, must face class action claims that its no-tipping policy violates Massachusetts law and amounts to unjust enrichment and contract violations. A federal judge last week denied Uber’s motion to dismiss the claims.  Uber did…

WalMart Sex Bias Case Lives On

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The once massive employment discrimination case against Wal-Mart is 14 years old and counting, but “lives to fight another day” a federal judge said Wednesday after lopping off more plaintiffs’ claims. Originally filed in 2001 as a class action covering…