In a reaction to California's Assembly Bill 5, the Department of Labor's new proposed rule will make it harder for gig workers to be defined as employees
Lawmakers and courts are trying to force them to put drivers on their payrolls. They're threatening to take a freeway out of the state entirely.
A lawsuit filed yesterday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra accuses the companies of misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors.
We need essential workers right now. We also need markets and the price signals they provide.
The congresswoman claimed that Amazon is "refusing to provide basic protective equipment to workers." That's not true.
Much about the COVID-19 outbreak has been unprecedented and historic, but until now it's been difficult to quantify exactly how serious a blow the virus would deal to the U.S. economy.
The PRO Act would implement a veritable grab bag of policies that labor unions have been pushing Congress to pass for years. The House will vote on it this week.
The new law seeks to reclassify contractors as employees.
Last week, The New York Times Editorial Board dismissed those concerns and called for a $15 national wage standard.
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Among other things, it would end Uber as we know it.
California lawmakers have approved Assembly Bill 5, which poses an existential threat to the gig economy in the state.
The bill would upend the gig economy.
The state is set to pass a sweeping bill that would reclassify drivers as employees.
The bipartisan bill says "using drugs or illegal substances to cause a person to engage in a commercial sex act" or in any kind of labor counts as human trafficking.
"A gig is a job and a worker is a worker," Mayor Pete said.
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The Democratic congresswoman said that people cannot live off tips. People who live off tips beg to differ.
What happens when you reclassify independent contractors as employees?
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The drivers argued they should be classified as employees, not contractors.
A conservative technocrat tries to engineer a better world.
A state supreme court ruling jeopardizes the very idea of independent contractors in several trades.
The Supreme Court says they can't forcibly collect dues from workers unwilling to pay them, but several unions don't seem to get it.
Restaurant workers and bartenders generally opposed the minimum wage ballot initiative, which passed despite their opposition.
After Janus ruling, state lawmaker in New York wants to include collective bargaining costs in state union contracts.
Economist Michael C. Munger argues the sharing economy is the next great economic revolution-and it's already underway.
The Culinary Workers Union is demanding financial compensation and replacement jobs for workers displaced by technology.
Seeing your kids held hostage in a battle between government factions is a great incentive to look for alternatives.
Union-backed report finds unions could be screwed.
Business and labor join forces to oppose an employee head tax.
Eliminating the tip credit will raise prices for consumers and leave fewer jobs for servers.
Teachers have shut down schools across the state, allegedly to protest pension changes. But those pension reforms are pretty mild.
"It seems to me your argument doesn't have much weight."
Janus v. AFSCME could end mandatory union dues payment. Counter-intuitively, it might strengthen the labor movement.
The social worker at the heart of Janus v. AFSCME explains why no public employee should be forced to pay union dues.
Exclusive city-mandated monopolies lead to sky-high prices and crappy service. Who could have predicted it?
Federal Labor Board Reverses Bad Decision that Made Corporations Responsible for Franchise Decisions
Union influence (and the pursuit of deep pockets) temporarily overruled economic literacy and common sense.
California lawmakers kept themselves busy.
Fighting for a piece of the action
"Project labor agreements" requiring union contracts on most government work are spreading in California.