A fine-line is drawn on a state-by-state, rather than case-by-case, basis.
New York City traffic has changed very little since the invention of the stoplight. Traffic continues to jam, jaywalking remains a pedestrian rite of passage, and horse-drawn carriages still make their rounds through Central Park. But change is as inevitable as a long-awaited green light. And when it comes to what New Yorkers consider public […]
"While [drivers] can choose the hours [they] work, pay can be inconsistent and some drivers are incentivized to drive at hours [they] may not prefer, all for the lure of extra pay. So what does this actually make drivers – true independent contractors, or something else?" -- The Rideshare Guy
By John Ince (The Rideshare Guy) A cloud hangs over the entire ridesharing industry. It’s a legal cloud of ambiguity as to what exactly drivers are. Are drivers independent contractors as Uber and Lyft would have the world believe? Or are drivers employees – as two important legal bodies have ruled within the last six months? […]
Whatever the reason, American jobs are more stable than they have been in a generation, and workers know it.
By By Dan Kopf, Quartz American workers know the truth. Their jobs aren’t going anywhere. The typical narrative about the US labor market is that it is increasingly unstable. Robotics, artificial intelligence, and outsourcing mean jobs are tenuous, driving people in droves to the “gig” economy and other alternative arrangements that aren’t full-time. This narrative […]