Uber Drivers Seek Compensation and Reclassification as Employees
Uber Technologies faces ongoing legal action linked to a number of issues. As a result, the company has been forced to pay millions of dollars in settlements to drivers and consumers.
In January 2017, Uber was ordered to pay $20 million to drivers after the company was accused of misclassifying them as independent contractors and paying them less than they’d promised.
Klumpke’s Palsy and Other Birth Injuries Trigger Legal Action
Klumpke’s palsy occurs when damage is done to the brachial plexus nerve. This is the nerve that runs through the shoulder and neck and when injured, can cause weakness or paralysis in the hand and/or forearm. These injuries often occur during delivery and birth.
Approximately one out of every 2000 births in the United States include a delivery complication that results in Klumpke’s palsy. Most frequently, the injury connected to Klumpke’s palsy is shoulder dystocia which happens when there is excessive pulling on the head or shoulders.
Ransomware Attacks on the Rise
Ransomware attacks are perpetrated by criminals intending to steal sensitive consumer information. These attacks cause serious problems, including interrupting the daily operations of the targeted company and putting their clients and customers at risk.
Though nothing is full-proof, businesses and organizations are responsible for doing everything possible to protect sensitive information and prevent ransomware attacks. If you are a victim of a ransomware attack that resulted in financial loss, the business or organization that was the subject of the attack could be held accountable.