A memo says the drivers are contractors, not employees.
It's a common sense but crucial indication of how federal regulators classify workers who earn money through online platforms like Uber and TaskRabbit.
The drivers argued they should be classified as employees, not contractors.
Online room-sharing services had no avenue to legally challenge demands for private info.
On Wednesday, the city council will consider the mayor's proposal to make Airbnb rentals without city permission a misdemeanor.
Economist Michael C. Munger argues the sharing economy is the next great economic revolution-and it's already underway.
Rental-car companies are facing the same challenges as other established businesses in the internet age. One state lawmaker wants to protect them from change.
The newly released bill would clarify Uber drivers' and Airbnb hosts' status as independent contractors but would require tax withholding.
How much do Uber drivers make, and why does that matter?
On the cusp of ending a two-month budget impasse, Wisconsin lawmakers might stick it to Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms.
More people are working in the gig economy than ever before, but the current tax code punishes Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts. Here's how Congress can fix that.
Why does New York City hate puppies?
A win for ride-sharing and Alaskans
How big government and "big kennel" are conspiring against the sharing economy.
Documents show how the national trade group helped push anti-homesharing rules in several states and cities last year.
The popular "homesharing" service made it affordable to book a beachfront property in Santa Monica. Then the city intervened.
Hawaii lawmakers want to make unlicensed short-term rentals a class C felony.
City commissioner frets that Airbnb users aren't paying "the tourist development tax" and other special taxes targeting visitors.
Letting workers and bosses come to terms is better than the government protecting old business models and raising prices.
Company abandons legal challenge after NYC promises not to bring enforcement actions against it. City says it will only target users.
Nashville Cops Don't Want to Enforce Airbnb Regulations Because They'd Rather Focus on Stopping Actual Crime
City officials want specially-trained police to go door-to-door making sure no one is illegally granting permission for strangers to sleep in their homes.
Nashville Councilwoman: Deciding Who Sleeps in Your Home is a Privilege Bestowed by Government, Not a Right
You can do whatever you want on your own property, as long as the government approves.
Ride-sharing company stupidly attacked after prices went up in Manhattan area wracked by terroristic violence.
Convicted Scott Shatford says he risked the $3,500 fine because "that's what one of my properties makes in a month."
The future economy is going to be self-managed, says former SEIU leader Andy Stern. Get out of its way-but give us a universal basic income.
The proposal would have blocked residents from renting out their entire home.
Defender of property rights finds himself on the opposite side.
California legislators want to create union privileges for independent contractors, like Uber drivers.
The commonwealth sets standards for Airbnb but slaps on an expiration date.
New measures pose existential threat to sharing economy
Ride-sharing companies simply don't control drivers like bosses control workers.
Proposition F would have been a lawsuit factory for NIMBY neighbors.
Reason corrects The Nation's bad advice on depression and the gig economy.