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Local Ordinances Not Sold On Gig Workers In Retail

USA - June 18 2018 Is there nowhere that the gig economy can’t go? As gig workers expand into increasingly unlikely industries—including restaurants, hospitality, beauty…

Traditional Employers Are Increasingly Relying Upon Gig Platforms To Meet Short-Term Staffing Needs And Customer Demand

USA - June 12 2018 Traditional employers are continuing to discover that they can benefit from the gig economy through the utilization of external platforms to hire…

New Government Report On Gig Economy Size Raises More Questions Than It Answers

USA - June 7 2018 Headlines from mainstream news outlets are reporting that today’s Labor Department report on Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements shows…

How [Untraditional] Gig Workers Are Navigating [Traditional] Mortgage Lending Rules

USA - June 6 2018 The explosion of freelance work has changed the economy in a number of significant ways. After all, by some accounts, 43 percent of U.S. workers will…

The Gigs Get Bigger: Recent Data Shows the On-Demand Economy is Growing Into New Areas

USA - May 23 2018 When you last heard from me regarding the state of the gig economy, the discussion at the beginning of 2018 focused on the fact that small businesses…

Grubhub Fights Back, Argues That Gig Companies Should Not Be Retroactively Tagged With Misclassification Liability In A Post-Dynamex World

USA - May 15 2018 Now that sports betting has been legalized by the Supreme Court, I might want to consider laying some action on an upcoming game, because I am on fire…

New Report To Update Decade-Old Data On The Nation’s Gig Economy Workforce

USA - May 14 2018 How much has the gig economy changed in the last 13 years? We’re (finally) about to find out. According to Tyrone Richardson at Bloomberg Law, the…

Game On! Federal Appeals Court Revives Antitrust Challenge to Seattle’s Gig Worker Union Organizing Ordinance

USA - May 11 2018 If you’ve been following the legal fight over Seattle’s 2015 proposal to permit ride-sharing drivers who work for companies such as Uber and Lyft to…

Lawsuits Filed Against Gig Companies

USA - May 10 2018 The ink on the Dynamex court decision is barely dry, but plaintiffs’ attorneys are not wasting any time in taking advantage of the new…

Senator Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill To Overhaul The Gig Economy

USA - May 10 2018 As if gig businesses haven’t had enough bad news to digest in the past few weeks... fresh off the heels of the California Supreme Court’s decision in…