Gig economy

State AGs to DOL: Proposed joint-employer rule unlawful

|June 26th, 2019|

State attorneys general say the proposed rule would revert policy to outdated test and would be in violation of the law.

Uber workers strike; Swiss court rules Uber driver is an employee

|May 8th, 2019|

Uber workers in select cities worldwide strike to protest compensation today; a Swiss labor court finds Uber misclassified a driver as an independent contractor.

Texas approves rule allowing IC classification for gig workers

|April 17th, 2019|

The Texas Workforce Commission has approved a rule allowing the classification of “marketplace platform contractors” — those hired through digital apps such as Uber — as independent contractors.

Student and grad temp firm wins SIA’s ‘Dragon’s Den’ competition

|April 3rd, 2019|

Four gig economy tech firms competed in a Dragon’s Den-style competition at SIA’s second annual Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference last week in London.

Seattle targets IC misclassification

|February 27th, 2019|

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution targeting the misclassification of workers as independent contractors when they should be designated as employees.

Instacart backpedals on drivers’ pay policy; Door Dash, Amazon Flex stay course

|February 13th, 2019|

Instacart will stop using customers’ tips to offset its minimum pay obligation, but Door Dash and Amazon Flex are sticking with similar policies, Forbes reports.

Contingent workforce growth: Economists update findings from 2016 study

|January 9th, 2019|

The US contingent workforce appears to have grown less than first estimated, according to a report this month that follows up on a 2016 study by Harvard University professor Lawrence Katz and Princeton University professor Alan Kruger.

Benchmarks: Global Spend on SOW

|December 19th, 2018|

SIA estimates SOW consulting to be worth roughly 13.5% of the total $3.68 trillion in contingent workforce spend in 2017.

Swimming ahead: AI chatbot makes waves as ‘shark tank’ competition winner

|November 7th, 2018|

In Staffing Industry Review, Senior Editor Craig Johnson profiles end-to-end recruitment AI AllyO — self-described as B2B2C — which won SIA’s “Shark Tank”-style competition at last month’s Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference.

Benchmarks: 2017 US contingent workforce spend

|October 24th, 2018|

The US economy generated $864 billion in contingent workforce spend in 2017, according to Staffing Industry Analysts research.