California Takes Aim at the Gig Economy

BREAKING NEWS: Uber says, despite the new law, it will not reclassify its independent contractors as employees because it is “a broader technology company” and its “drivers are doing work outside the company’s usual course of business.” With only three days left in this year’s session, the California legislature has approved a bill that would […]

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Uber Drivers Are Not Employees, NLRB Advises

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in three cases involving ride-share drivers, has issued an “Advice Memorandum” concluding that the Uber drivers who filed the charges were “independent contractors,” not employees. Therefore, the regions where the charges were filed should “dismiss the charges, absent withdrawal.” The memo, written in April but released yesterday, lists ten […]

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Gig Economy Shrinking, DOL Says

The percentage of Americans working in the gig economy has shrunk to 10.1 today from 10.7 in 2005, the Department of Labor (DOL) claims in an unreleased June study, according to Bloomberg Law. The report seems to contradict other assessments that put gig workers at 33 percent of the American workforce. The DOL report, however, […]

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