Navigating Ride-Sharing Laws

Navigating Ride-Sharing Laws

CLE Hours: 
1.5
CLE Credit: 
Substantive
Course Level: 
Intermediate

Uber took the world by storm when it launched in 2009. For many years it operated seamlessly and seemed like an incredible, cheaper alternative to a taxi. With changing technology, comes changing laws. In stark contrast, the slow-moving legal world has tried to keep up with the fast-moving, technologically driven world of ‘tap a button to have a car outside in a matter of minutes.’ In the past decade we have been left with questions such as “What happens if I’m involved in a car accident while I’m riding in a Lyft or Uber?” “How do I know my driver doesn’t have a criminal record?” On the other side, many people are taking a second job as a ride-sharing driver for secondary income. What rights do these drivers have? Are they employees or independent contractors? If they are involved in an accident, can they collect workers’ compensation? Unemployment? Whose insurance is responsible for the accident? This session will discuss all of these issues and many other current issues in the industry.

Instructor(s): 
Natalie Paskiewicz, Esq.