Gig economy

Talent platforms step up amid Ukraine war

|June 15th, 2022|

Talent platforms shifted gears as Russia invaded Ukraine, balancing both caring for talent and supporting client organizations. We take a look at what two platforms are doing.
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Massachusetts’ top court blocks ballot initiatives on gig economy drivers’ IC status

|June 15th, 2022|

Massachusetts voters won’t get to weigh in on whether drivers for Uber, DoorDash and other platforms should be classified as independent contractors following a court ruling issued June 14.
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Massachusetts top court questions gig worker ballot measure

|May 11th, 2022|

A ballot measure that would ask voters whether drivers for app-based companies like Uber and Lyft should be treated as independent contractors draws doubts from Massachusetts’ top court, Reuters reported.
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International talent a gold mine despite challenges

|April 27th, 2022|

Talent acquisition platforms can help programs cast a wider net for much-needed resources. Be aware of the challenges before tapping this recruiting channel. This may be the time to bring your projects to the best available workers.
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Benchmarks: World spends $4.4 trillion on contingent work

|January 12th, 2022|

Businesses spent $4.4 trillion on contingent labor globally in 2020, roughly 61% of which was on independent contractor services and 9% on workers through staffing firms.
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Top advisory insights of 2021

|December 15th, 2021|

SIA’s analysts and CWS Council advisory team provide — through CWS 3.0 — their insights to help program managers keep their organizations compliant and competitive.
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Talent shortage: Number of US contingent workers declines in 2020

|September 1st, 2021|

Staffing buyers report difficulty finding enough workers as the US economy emerges from the pandemic. The reasons could range from increased unemployment payments to childcare concerns to fear of getting sick.
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Gig worker sick pay: Uber to pay $3.5 million to Seattle drivers

|June 30th, 2021|

Uber will pay nearly $3.5 million to 15,717 independent contractor drivers in Seattle to settle allegations under the city’s Covid-era Paid Sick and Safe Time for Gig Workers Ordinance.
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US Supreme Court turns back Uber appeal; driver case lives on

|May 19th, 2021|

The US Supreme Court on May 17 declined to hear what would have been its first foray into the proper classification of gig economy workers. Uber had appealed a ruling that revived a case against it.
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Proposed federal legislation would apply ‘ABC’ test to ICs for unemployment benefits

|May 12th, 2021|

States would be required to adopt California’s restrictive version of the “ABC” test for independent contractor classification when determining eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits under federal legislation proposed in April by two Senate Democrats.
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