Biden administration proposes rule that could reclassify gig workers

Oct 12, 2022
The federal government steps into a regulatory issue long left to states to figure out, observers say.
Uber's stock dropped Tuesday as investors saw higher costs for workers' benefits in the administration's plan to reclassify gig workers.
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NYC's delivery drivers depend on e-bikes, but charging and storing them isn't easy

Sep 20, 2022
E-bikes are particularly popular among food delivery workers, and an informal, underground economy has sprung up to support them.
New York City is considering banning e-bikes from public housing after a number of fires have been attributed to their rechargeable batteries.
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How do gig workers fit into the rest of today's labor force?

Aug 31, 2022
Gig workers, like those who drive for Uber and deliver for DoorDash, occupy a murky position between employee and independent contractor as defined by labor laws.
Gig workers in the U.S. are subject to a patchwork of regulations that differ from state to state and city to city, says Terri Gerstein.
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Gig work rebounds but some gig workers struggle with inflation

Jul 8, 2022
Gig workers now have access to unemployment benefits as the economy has opened back up.
As the economy has opened up, so too have opportunities and benefits for gig workers such as drivers for ride-hailing services.
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New report shines a light on the deaths of rideshare drivers in the gig economy

Apr 20, 2022
Because they are not considered employees, gig workers and their families often have fewer financial protections when they are hurt killed on the job.
More than 50 gig work drivers have been killed on the job in violent incidents since 2017, according to a new report by advocacy group Gig Workers Rising.
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Washington state eyes law that would give rideshare workers benefits, independent status

Mar 9, 2022
The state is the latest to try and balance the appeal of flexible schedules for drivers while ensuring companies offer benefits like minimum pay and sick leave.
For many ride-hailing drivers, unemployment insurance and other benefits are major issues.
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His life as a Chicago musician is starting to feel normal again

Nov 18, 2021
After more than a year and a half of working online, Seth Shulman is teaching lessons in person and back to a more regular show schedule.
People listen to music at a September festival in Brooklyn, New York.
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More Republican-led states opting out of federal unemployment payments

May 14, 2021
Republican governors say the added federal benefits are discouraging people from taking jobs.
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Biden administration sends a signal about gig workers with rule rollback

May 6, 2021
The Labor Department blocked a Trump-era change that would've made it easier to classify gig workers as independent contractors.
The Trump-era rule was supported by gig platforms like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash.
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