North Carolina Journal of International Law

"Connecting North Carolina to the World of International Law"


No Five Star Rating for Uber, says the European Union’s Highest Court

By: Leigh Edwards Uber Technology Inc. (“Uber”), a global taxi technology company operating in over 600 hundred countries, allows passengers to summon rides through apps on smartphones.[1]  Since its launch in 2011, it has expanded from a Silicon Valley startup to a business with a valuation of $68 billion and has transformed the taxi industry.[2]  Unfortunately, the “global juggernaut has…


By: Caitlin Willen             INTRODUCTION Much like in the U.S., Uber’s status in Britain remains uncertain with regards to the legal classification of drivers as either independent contractors or workers.[1] Although an English employment tribunal recently held that Uber drivers were to be classified as “workers” rather than as independent contractors, Uber is appealing the…