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Uber loses appeal against drivers' rights - BBC News


BBC News, 2017: “The taxi-hailing firm's drivers should get workers' rights including holiday and sick pay, a tribunal rules.

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In a significant court decision on the status of so-called gig-economy workers, a federal judge ruled drivers for GrubHub Inc. are independent contractors and not employees.

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For most creative professionals, this story is a familiar one: A client reaches out to you. They need a name, or a logo, or a website, or an app. Actually, they need it all toge...

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Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce | NPR - NPR.org


A new NPR/Marist poll shows that more than half of contract workers don't get employee benefits. "We really don't have much of a social safety net, and that's terrifying," freel...

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Court Transforms Test for Who Is an Employee


California workers and companies have a new test to determine whether someone should be classified as an employee or independent contractor under state law.

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Airbnb wants to give the homeowners who power its service the opportunity to own a piece of its business. That’s why, as Axios reports, the $31-billion-valued company has writte...

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California passes AB5 bill to regulate Uber, Lyft and the gig economy - Vox - Vox (2019)


Senate lawmakers passed a controversial bill, known as AB 5, after months of uproar from businesses and gig companies such as Uber and Lyft. The bill will require businesses to ...

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About half of Google’s workers are contractors who don’t receive the same benefits as direct employees

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Three recent books challenge the tech industry's myths of self-reliance and prescience.

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the company is not capable of employing all of its drivers in California, as it was ordered to do by a state judge. Khosrowshahi said in a wide-r...

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Instacart’s Gig Workers Are Planning a Massive, Nationwide Strike - Vice (2020)


Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the grocery delivery company has refused to offer its 175,000 gig workers basic protections like hazard pay, hand sanitizer, and paid leave for th...

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