Once again, Uber is in hot water for dodging the authorities and assuming they are above the law. This time, Uber faces a $59 million dollar fine for failing to answer important questions about a sexual assault report from December 2019. California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has given Uber 30 days to pay the fine or face suspension (again!) in California.
The report in question was released last December by Uber, after intense public pressure to do so, and detailed thousands of sexual assaults that occurred on trips taken on Uber’s ride-hailing platform during 2017 and 2018. Shortly after this …read more
With the holidays quickly approaching many are wondering if they should undergo their normal pilgrimages home to loved ones. Simple tasks a year ago, such as hoping on a flight, booking a hotel, or stopping at a rest stop for lunch have now become much trickier as we battle through this pandemic. With Covid ramping up once again, many travelers are opting out of flying and choosing to drive long hours to their holiday destinations instead. While driving is certainly safer than flying these days, it does not come without risks. To help your holiday travel go as smoothly as …read more
On Tuesday, California voters voted in favor of Prop. 22, 58% to 41%. This means that app-based drivers will stay classified as independent contractors and not employees. This is a huge win for Uber and Lyft, who along with DoorDash, spent $200 Million in support of the measure. In fact, Uber and Lyft poured so much money into supporting and advertising Proposition 22 that it became the most expensive ballot measure campaign in California history!
While drivers will not be entitled to costly employee benefits such as unemployment, health insurance, or retirement savings plans, Proposition 22 does mandate that Uber …read more
Looking to change your payment method for an Uber ride you have already taken? Perhaps you accidentally used an old credit card or put a business expense on your personal card. Luckily, Uber allows you to change the payment method for any trip taken in the last 30 days (60 days for business trips). To change your payment method for a past Uber ride simply follow the below steps.
1. Open your Uber app and tap the menu icon
2. Select "Your Trips" and then the trip you want to update
3. Tap "I had a different issue" and then …
With contactless delivery in full swing and Covid-19 forcing more people to stay inside their homes, finding options to get goods from one place to another has become increasingly more important. Uber Connect, an Uber service that people used to laugh at is now becoming quite popular for individuals who are quarantining or want to quickly move an item without leaving their apartment.
Uber Connect is an Uber service that allows you to request a rideshare driver to transport your item to a specified drop off location.