Attorney Leading Uber Lawsuit To Headline LCT Summit

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- There is growing sentiment in the limousine industry that if transportation network companies (TNCs) ever operate on a level playing field, it will be because they have to follow the same labor and employee rules as limousine companies.

Shannon Liss-Riordan, a nationally-renowned attorney now leading a class action lawsuit seeking to force Uber  to classify drivers as employees, will delve into that topic on May 18 at the annual LCT Leadership Summit in Miami Beach. She is co-counsel on a similar suit against Uber rival Lyft. 

Her session, -- Will Uber Become An Employee-Based Operation? -- will be held May 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the site of the executive leadership conference and retreat at the Eden Roc Hotel. LCT Publisher Sara Eastwood will host the one-on-one newsmaker conversation, to include questions from attendees. The interactive discussion with the audience also will cover how to convert a limousine company to an employee-based company. Breakfast will be served.

Liss-Riordan, a partner at Lichten & Liss-Riordan, P.C. in Boston, has a long, colorful history of successfully suing companies accused of failing to pay wages, overtime, tips, minimum wage and other benefits, according to the San Francisco Business Times. She is a Harvard Law School alum who has previously won multimillion-dollar judgments against FedEx for classifying delivery truck drivers as independent contractors, Starbucks for allowing shift managers to share baristas' tips, and cleaning companies for calling its workers contractors.

Background: Liss-Riordan labor and employment lawsuits here

The LCT Leadership Summit, started in 1999, is the chauffeured transportation industry's original and only executive-style conference and retreat devoted to the field of industry and business leadership. The event, to be held May 17-19, combines the best of an industry think tank, strategic networking, social life and recreation into an intimate high-end gathering limited to about 150 operators and select vendors.

LCT Magazine is the sole producer and coordinator of the event, which in most years has been held along the pulsating, playful tropical shores of Miami Beach.


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