The Gig Economy

Assignment – The Gig Economy


Things to Consider

Break Assignment down – understand the points and purpose of assignment

Formatting requirements:

News brief or memo- include a 1. heading, 2. summary statement, 3. background, and 4. recommendations.

Chapter material and concepts applied should achieve the following objectives:

Analyze and apply the concepts of ethical decision making, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. SEE Ch. 2

Analyze and evaluate the employment-at-will doctrine and the statutory protections afforded employees. SEE Ch. 16

Analyze and evaluate laws and regulations relative to product safety, liability and representations. SEE Ch. 13

Questions to address in Memo/Brief:

Summarize the main principles of agency.

>Explain Agency Relationship

> Define principal – agent

>Examine liability: Principal – Agent

…..and so on

Analyze the circumstances under which Uber might be liable for the conduct of its drivers.
>Requires internet research
>Explain role of Uber, and its drivers
>Apply Agency relationship – theory, to the Uber – Driver concept …and so on
Are drivers employees or contractors? Which impacts issues and theories of liability; examine this.

3. Identify the steps Uber can take, if any, to limit its legal exposure

for the conduct of its drivers.

>risk assessment

>minimize liability

>based upon an overall construct of the agency theory, how best should this relationship be formed to reduce company exposure

****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.

****Write clearly and concisely about law, ethics, and corporate governance using proper writing mechanics

Last Updated on February 11, 2019

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