LEG 500 Strayer University Week 7 Legal Liability and The Gig Economy Memo

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LEG 500

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Uber is largely hailed as the advent of the gig economy, which is the idea that people do not work as permanent employees for one employer but instead work in a labor market characterized by short-term contracts or freelance work. While creating a new type of entrepreneurship for individuals, a gig economy raises a host of new legal questions about the law of agency for companies utilizing gig workers.

Your boss at an investment firm has asked you to evaluate Uber’s legal exposure for the conduct of its drivers, given the information below and identify, and to explain the law and legal liability in this vast new gig economy world.

Write a 3–4 page interoffice memo in which you do the following:

  1. Summarize the main principles of agency law as they relate to Uber's relationship with its drivers.
  2. Analyze the circumstances under which Uber might be liable for the conduct of a driver who, while intoxicated, caused an accident involving personal property damage and bodily injury.
  3. Identify the steps Uber can take, if any, to limit its legal exposure due to the conduct of its drivers.

Use the Strayer Library to conduct your research. Include at least three quality references. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not count as quality references.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.
  • Your news brief or memo should include a heading, summary statement, background, and recommendations.
  • Typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with 1-inch margins on all sides.
  • Cite your references following Strayer Writing Standards. The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • 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.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is as follows:

  • Establish what liability concerns exist for a specific business based on agency law.

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The Gig Economy

Uber is a leader of the gig economy, which proposes that people should not necessarily
work for an employer. Alternatively, they will use their skills and technological knowhow to
work on projects that match their field. While creating a new type of entrepreneurship for
individuals, it raises a host of further legal questions for companies around the law of agency.
Various issues have arisen in regards to the legal liability in delivering duties. The company has
grown massively capturing a significant market since its inception nearly a decade ago. The
company unlocked a whole new mindset enabling freelancing on their platform.
Principles of Agency Law, the scope of employment and Legal Liability as to Uber for
Actions of Drivers – Employees versus Independent Contractors
Temporary or day to day workers hired to undertake the tasks of a company are referred
to as gig workers. They represent the company at ground level because they are the ones who
deal first hand with clients (Fisher, 2020). This has had many effects on the gig economy. The
principle of vicarious liability explains this situation better. The acts performed under the
ordinary course of employment are highlighted in this principle. Many are the tim...

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