Assignment 2: The Gig Economy
Uber is largely hailed as the advent of the gig economy, which is the idea that people will not work for any one employer, but instead will work on projects for any variety of companies desiring their services. While creating a new type of entrepreneurship for individuals, it raises a host of new legal questions for companies around the law of agency. An investment firm has asked you to evaluate Uber’s legal exposure for the conduct of its drivers.
Write an interoffice memo in which you:
1) Summarize the main principles of agency.
2) Analyze the circumstances under which Uber might be liable for the conduct of its drivers.
3) Identify the steps Uber can take, if any, to limit its legal exposure for the conduct of its drivers.
4) Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia is not an acceptable reference and proprietary Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: Your memo should include a heading, summary statement, background and recommendations.
***THE ATTACHED MEMO GUIDELINES HAVE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS ON WHAT IS REQUIRED OF THE AUTHOR OF THIS ASSIGNMENT
*** THEM MEMO CAN BE NO LONGER THAN (04) PAGES IN LENGTH. STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE LENGTH REQUIREMENT IS A MUST!!
*** ASSIGNMENT ALSO REQUIRES: Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.