ALBANY - New York lawmakers voted this week to block low-level sex offenders from driving for companies like Uber and Lyft, closing a loophole in the state's soon-to-take-effect law regulating ride-hailing.
Lawmakers first proposed the change a few weeks after the ride-hailing law was approved.“To think that consumers could unknowingly get into the private vehicle of a registered sex offender because of a loophole in the New York state law is unconscionable," Sen.
I saved them tens of thousands on customer acquisition and generated a huge amount of new revenue.''I Rated a driver one star because he took a terrible route and wasted 30 minutes.
Fowler didn't immediately respond to a message to a Twitter account that appeared to be hers, or an e-mail to the address listed on her website.
All told, it is available at about 150 tech companies including Automattic, Docker, Medium, We Work, Qualtrics, and Zuora.
A spokeswoman for Uber declined comment on the bill.
The most visible recent example is Ellen Pao's gender-discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2015.
The Legislature voted late Tuesday to expand the law to also block Level 1 offenders -- the lowest level -- for as long as they are listed on the state's registry.
The latest damning news about the company comes from Susan Flowers, a former engineer at Uber who penned a post called, Reflecting On One Very Strange Year At Uber.
You should read the post if you are an employee, manager, woman, startup entrepreneur, or work in HR.