The push to reclassify independent contractors is harming many of the workers it's supposed to help.
The short-term rental service seeks 100,000 hosts to set space aside for those working to fight the pandemic.
A.B. 5 has caused chaos in the Golden State.
Federal Judge Refuses To Grant Injunction Against California's Gig Economy Law, But Acknowledges 'Likelihood of Irreparable Harm'
Assembly Bill 5 forces many companies to reclassify contractors as employees.
Rental Car Companies Collect $4 Billion in Special Treatment While Complaining That Their Competitors Get Special Treatment
Now those companies are asking state lawmakers to ban or cripple potential competition from car-sharing programs.
At This Year's Vegas Porn Expo, Everything People Think They Know About the Internet and Adult Entertainment Is Wrong
The internet has turned adult performers into media entrepreneurs.
It's crucial to get the constitutional text and history straight.
The new law seeks to reclassify contractors as employees.
Gig workers and companies are suing over a California law, AB 5, that criminalizes their continued employment.
California Freelancers Suffer From Totally Predictable 'Unintended Consequences' of Gig Worker Protection Bill
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A state Supreme Court ruling sets a new, higher bar for determining when workers can count as independent contractors rather than employees. It might ruin some online firms' business models.
What happens when you reclassify independent contractors as employees?
A memo says the drivers are contractors, not employees.
It's a common sense but crucial indication of how federal regulators classify workers who earn money through online platforms like Uber and TaskRabbit.
The drivers argued they should be classified as employees, not contractors.
Online room-sharing services had no avenue to legally challenge demands for private info.
On Wednesday, the city council will consider the mayor's proposal to make Airbnb rentals without city permission a misdemeanor.
Economist Michael C. Munger argues the sharing economy is the next great economic revolution-and it's already underway.
Rental-car companies are facing the same challenges as other established businesses in the internet age. One state lawmaker wants to protect them from change.
The newly released bill would clarify Uber drivers' and Airbnb hosts' status as independent contractors but would require tax withholding.
How much do Uber drivers make, and why does that matter?
On the cusp of ending a two-month budget impasse, Wisconsin lawmakers might stick it to Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms.
More people are working in the gig economy than ever before, but the current tax code punishes Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts. Here's how Congress can fix that.
Why does New York City hate puppies?
A win for ride-sharing and Alaskans
How big government and "big kennel" are conspiring against the sharing economy.
Documents show how the national trade group helped push anti-homesharing rules in several states and cities last year.
The popular "homesharing" service made it affordable to book a beachfront property in Santa Monica. Then the city intervened.
Hawaii lawmakers want to make unlicensed short-term rentals a class C felony.
City commissioner frets that Airbnb users aren't paying "the tourist development tax" and other special taxes targeting visitors.
Letting workers and bosses come to terms is better than the government protecting old business models and raising prices.
Company abandons legal challenge after NYC promises not to bring enforcement actions against it. City says it will only target users.
Nashville Cops Don't Want to Enforce Airbnb Regulations Because They'd Rather Focus on Stopping Actual Crime
City officials want specially-trained police to go door-to-door making sure no one is illegally granting permission for strangers to sleep in their homes.
Nashville Councilwoman: Deciding Who Sleeps in Your Home is a Privilege Bestowed by Government, Not a Right
You can do whatever you want on your own property, as long as the government approves.
Ride-sharing company stupidly attacked after prices went up in Manhattan area wracked by terroristic violence.
Convicted Scott Shatford says he risked the $3,500 fine because "that's what one of my properties makes in a month."
The future economy is going to be self-managed, says former SEIU leader Andy Stern. Get out of its way-but give us a universal basic income.