On the heels of California’s landmark AB 5 law requiring some companies in the on-demand “gig” economy to treat thousands of self-employed contractors like regular employees, the Seattle City Council expanded worker protections for gig workers. Lawmakers in New York and New Jersey are expect...
Seattle City Council expanded protections for gig economy workers Monday, establishing a minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers and passing new taxes that will go in part to establishing a dispute resolution center for aggrieved drivers. The new legislation, which enshrines Seattle Mayor Jenny Du...
Despite a last-minute $1 million Amazon donation to steer the Seattle City Council more in a more business-friendly direction, the legislative body appears to have emerged even more progressive than its predecessor. It will take time to what kind of political brand emerges from the incoming counc...
[caption id="attachment_11501" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Indianapolis - Circa July 2017: Ride sharing companies Lyft and Uber pickup spot at the airport.[/caption] The landmark reforms of California’s gig economy that ruffled the feathers of Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies last we...
The family of a 19-year-old delivery worker did not qualify for any kind of worker's compensation death benefits after their son was killed by a dump truck earlier this year. Antawani Wright-Davis, who worked as a cyclist for DoorDash, an app that hires workers as independent contractors, died i...