Gig economy

Covid-19: Governments include independents in safety net measures

|June 3rd, 2020|

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of a huge swath of the global workforce: the gig economy. Many countries have established safety nets to help ease the worst of the effects. Here is what the UK and US have been doing.

Gig worker jobs hit hard by Covid-19

|May 20th, 2020|

With unemployment levels rising at unprecedented rates, this portion of the workforce faces dire circumstances. Here’s the big picture for global gig workers.

Uber asks Trump to help independent contractors through Covid-19

|March 25th, 2020|

Uber’s CEO asks for President Trump to help independent contractor, gig economy workers during the Covid-19 crisis in a letter, and called for a “third-way” classification between employee and independent contractor for gig workers such as drivers.
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At large firms, one in six are gig workers

|February 5th, 2020|

One in six workers are gig workers, and industries across the board rely on them, according to the ADP Research Institute.

Uber allows some CA drivers to set fares as part of AB 5 strategy

|January 22nd, 2020|

Uber Technologies Inc. is allowing drivers serving select California airports to set their fares in response to AB 5, the Wall Street Journal reports.

California AB 5: Constitutionality challenged; Uber changing app, Wonolo exiting state

|January 8th, 2020|

Now in effect, Uber and Postmates are challenging California AB 5’s constitutionality. Separately, Uber is changing its app to build its case that drivers are independent contractors, and Wonolo is looking to exit the state.

Uber loses London license over fake driver identities

|December 4th, 2019|

Uber’s license to operate in London will not be renewed, Transport for London announced, saying safety concerns still surround the ride-hailing company despite its efforts to improve operations.

Legislation will not stop the gig economy: Q&A with Peter Reagan

|September 18th, 2019|

SIA’s Peter Reagan explores what he thinks lies ahead for the contingent workforce and its users, including more entrepreneurial gigs and no intellectual property.

Tech Roundup: LinkedIn’s skill assessments; Upwork MSP partnership; Waymo’s autonomous rides

|September 18th, 2019|

LinkedIn announced a new skills assessment platform for workers and online staffing firm Upwork reported its first MSP partnership. Waymo, a division of Google, reported the number of rides given by its autonomous vehicle passenger service.

AB 5 shines spotlight on IC classification; Uber drivers to remain contractors

|September 18th, 2019|

Uber will continue classifying its drivers as independent contractors even after the passage last week of California’s Assembly Bill 5.