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(The Verge)   California judge fires the first salvo against the gig economy. Orders Uber and Lyft to classify drivers as employees   (theverge.com) divider line
    More: Misc, California, United States, Lawsuit, Injunction, California judge, Employment, state's AB5 law, Minimum wage  
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2020-08-11 12:50:11 AM  
Where's the obvious tag?
 
2020-08-11 7:12:13 AM  

Scarlioni: Where's the obvious tag?


The next step is to go after Uber, Lyft, & Air B&B for operating illegally.
 
2020-08-11 7:21:34 AM  
Multiple appeals dragging on forever, starting in 3...2...1...
 
2020-08-11 8:08:45 AM  
Good. It was a terrible idea from the start.
 
2020-08-11 8:22:00 AM  
Maybe cities will start enforcing zoning laws and put Air BnB out of business as well.
 
2020-08-11 8:59:49 AM  

tiiger: Maybe cities will start enforcing zoning laws and put Air BnB out of business as well.


remind me what hate for Air BnB is again? it works just fine in my experience. (wife likes to travel so i stay in a lot of Air BnBs)
 
2020-08-11 9:13:04 AM  

chasd00: tiiger: Maybe cities will start enforcing zoning laws and put Air BnB out of business as well.

remind me what hate for Air BnB is again? it works just fine in my experience. (wife likes to travel so i stay in a lot of Air BnBs)


Here's a good rundown: https://thenib.com/airbnb-ho​using-rent​/
 
2020-08-11 10:18:03 AM  

DecemberNitro: Good. It was a terrible idea from the start.


IIRC, Lyft started as an app for dispatching cabs (and payment processing). When the cab companies balked at paying for something that would make things easier for riders, Lyft made their own app.

So it was a GREAT idea, that the people who needed to use didn't.

// also, like two years before rideshares really hit big, DC cabbies threw a GIANT pissy fit when the city council decided to mandate credit card readers in cabs (and that cabbies would either have to tell riders at the start of a ride that the reader was down, or give a free ride) - this is like 2014
// cabbies deserved to have their business stolen - I'm not saying it was legal or ethical, but cab companies refused to update for decades (again, 2015: a cab dispatcher told me I couldn't schedule a ride for a specific time, and that if I wanted to get to the airport at 4am, I'd need to stand outside at 330 and wait for a cab rather than call at 3 to schedule one in advance), and then were surprised riders wholesale abandoned them when an even slightly better option came along
 
2020-08-11 10:29:49 AM  

DecemberNitro: chasd00: tiiger: Maybe cities will start enforcing zoning laws and put Air BnB out of business as well.

remind me what hate for Air BnB is again? it works just fine in my experience. (wife likes to travel so i stay in a lot of Air BnBs)

Here's a good rundown: https://thenib.com/airbnb-hou​sing-rent/


for what it's worth, never once in my life have i ever thought of an AirBnB as "live like a local" per the article. It's always been, to me, a vacation stay. Also, when i use an AirBnB, it's far out of the city in the countryside where hotels aren't much of an option. I guess it could be a totally different thing in a crowded city, i wouldn't know.
 
2020-08-11 10:52:13 AM  

tiiger: Maybe cities will start enforcing zoning laws and put Air BnB out of business as well.


No, the answer there is to remove zoning laws and allow more housing to be built.
 
2020-08-11 2:09:48 PM  

Geotpf: tiiger: Maybe cities will start enforcing zoning laws and put Air BnB out of business as well.

No, the answer there is to remove zoning laws and allow more housing to be built.


If you remove zoning laws, you wind up with a fertilizer warehouse built in between a middle school and a retirement home, which history shows can be an explosive combination.
 
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