For riders in California and Massachusetts, the simplicity may be coming to an end — but only if passengers let it.
They claim Uber misleads passengers by telling them the fare includes a tip, when that tip doesn't get passed on to drivers.
MARCH LCT: What started with a trendy restaurant in New York abolishing tips may herald a new culture as other businesses follow.
The 2015 investigation determined that chauffeurs were being paid with commissions only.
The judge also ruled that drivers could pursue expense reimbursement claims against the company.
The drivers have four demands: Raise fares by 60%; add tipping option; raise minimum fares and cancellation fees to $7 each.
Weekly Round-Up: Limousine, taxicab interests lose some local battles in some key cities and counties.
The ruling provides yet another example of the upstart app-based service learning it can't avoid the laws that apply to other ground transporters.
APRIL 2013 LCT: Operators nationwide now must make sure they properly understand and follow DOL guidelines on tipping chauffeurs.
The gathering of Southern California operators on Tuesday will cover major topics of industry concern.
BREAKTHROUGH: The NLA gets a long-awaited response from the Department of Labor this week that gives operators clarity on gratuities.
Q & A FOR LIMO OPERATORS: An explanation of the Department of Labor's 11/16/12 letter to the NLA.
PUBLISHER'S PAGE: For the federal government to call a gratuity a wage is like calling an apple an orange.
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