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Uber changing app to avoid reach of California's new gig workers law

Graham Watson

8th February 2020

Business gold dusthere for those people looking for examples of the unethical practices adopted by a leading player in the digital economy.

In this case it is lift hailing company, Uber, who have recently altered several features of their app to "give drivers more freedom" according to them. Critics, however, argue that the new features are designed to help the company avoid a change in labour laws applying to the gig economy, and do little to enhance the status, or pay, of their drivers.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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