gig economy - updates

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Uber, Postmates sue California over gig-economy labor law

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:03 PM

(UPDATED) The companies claim that the new law treating gig-economy freelancers as employees is unconstitutional

UBER. In this file photo taken on May 8, 2018 the Uber logo is seen at the second annual Uber Elevate Summit at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Gig economy challenged as California lawmakers approve landmark bill

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Under Assembly Bill 5, workers in California must be designated as employees if their work or performance is controlled by the company, and part of that company's regular business

RALLY FOR RIDESHARE DRIVERS. Ride-share drivers and supporters with the Independent Drivers Guild protest outside New York City Hall as they rally for wage enforcement and a drivers' bill of rights, on September 10, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Freelancing taking root in the Philippines – study

Apr 01, 2018 - 6:10 PM

The young and digitally adept Philippine freelance market encompasses around 2% of the population and is expected to grow further, according to a new study by PayPal