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CODRIN MACOVEI, MIRELA CARMEN DOBRILĂ, Uber, service contract and time travel

Abstract: Uber is a internet technology platform using a smartphone app that connects driver-partners and riders. It is a modern business phenomenon.Uber (that is short for Uber Technologies Inc.) is an American private hire company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in more than 650 cities worldwide. It develops markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own cars, although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber. Uber claims that the drivers are not hired by an employment contract but that the firm relates to them through a contract of service. Simply put, Uber pretends it sells software and not rides. If that were to be true Uber just succeeded the revolution of turning the service contract back in the roman times when it was known as the locatio conductio operis faciendi. At the time, a variety of the locatio conductio contract. Thus Uber just succeded in inventing the legal time travel operarum…This article is set to find out if this is really possible.

Keywords: Uber, employment contract, service contract, locatio conductio

 


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