the gig economy 10

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.

**It will take at least 2-3 pages of written content to effectively answer the questions presented.

Material and concepts applied should achieve the following objectives:

  • Analyze and apply the concepts of ethical decision making, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
  • Analyze and evaluate the employment-at-will doctrine and the statutory protections afforded employees.
  • Analyze and evaluate laws and regulations relative to product safety, liability and representations.

Questions to address in Memo/Brief:

1. Summarize the main principles of agency.

  • Explain Agency Relationship

> Define principal – agent

>Examine liability: Principal – Agent …..and so on

2. Analyze the circumstances under which Uber might be liable for the conduct of its drivers.

  • Explain role of an 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 – Duty [legal & ethical]

> Liability; what practices can minimize/reduce legal and ethical liability to stakeholders – drivers, customers, etc.

>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.

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