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Attorneys defend Uber IC settlement amid PR storm

|May 25th, 2016|

Despite pushback from the named plaintiff and other parties, attorneys for Uber as well as plaintiffs defend the $100 million settlement.

‘Alternative work arrangements’ swell

|May 11th, 2016|

The size of the contingent workforce expanded, but gig economy is a small portion.

Think tank calls for IC distinction change

|April 20th, 2016|

Congress should modernize the distinction between full-time employees and ICs when it comes to the gig economy, according to a technology think tank.

The next frontier: Will the human cloud change CW management?

|March 30th, 2016|

While many companies remain uncertain, hiring via the human cloud holds great promise for cost savings and program efficiency.

Gig economy: California bill would allow workers to unionize

|March 16th, 2016|

California legislation introduced last week would give workers in the gig economy the right to collectively bargain for benefits and wages.

Gig economy: IC program on steroids?

|January 20th, 2016|

It’s a big topic of conversation: the gig economy. We at Staffing Industry Analysts are dedicating an entire industry conference in September to focus on it: “Collaboration in the Gig Economy.” Some companies in the space are household names — Uber, Airbnb etc. Others are start-ups fighting to keep afloat. But what is this economy […]

How big is the gig economy?

|January 13th, 2016|

With widely varying estimates — one survey pegs the number of gig workers at 45 million people, while another pegs that closer to 600,000 — explores its true size.

The million-billion-dollar question: What’s next for the human cloud?

|August 26th, 2015|

There is great interest in the emerging human cloud market for a variety of reasons. The million-billion-dollar-question is what will happen next?

From an economic, social and talent perspective, there is great interest in the emerging human cloud market because of the huge amount of power and choices it brings to talent engagement. The million-billion-dollar-question about […]

Crowdsourcing supplier settles class action lawsuit

|July 8th, 2015|

CrowdFlower agreed to pay $585,507 to settle a class action lawsuit brought by crowdsourced workers who claim they were misclassified as independent contractors and paid less than the legal minimum wage, according to court records.

A judge approved the settlement with the crowdsourcing firm on July 2 after rejecting an earlier settlement effort last year.

Crowdsourcing involves […]

Another gig economy firm to categorize its workers as employees, not contractors

|July 8th, 2015|

Gig economy company Shyp announced in a blog post July 1 it will categorize its couriers as employees instead of independent contractors. It follows a similar move by Instacart, a fellow gig economy firm.

Shyp provides courier services, and the move applies to the company’s couriers. Satellite van drivers and warehouse workers at Shyp have always […]