How the new Biden administration gig-worker rule could impact California

By Yalonda James Source: San Francisco Chronicle The Biden administration announced a labor rule Tuesday that is likely to classify thousands of drivers for Uber, Lyft and other companies as employees rather than contractors, entitling them to minimum wages and overtime pay. The Department of Labor’s regulation clarifies who is [...]

2024-01-10T16:31:13-08:00January 10th, 2024|Tags: , , |

The golden age of working for Instacart, DoorDash, and other delivery apps is over, workers say

By Alex Bitter Source: Business Insider In 2020, at the height of the pandemic, Juan started delivering groceries through Instacart and takeout orders via Uber Eats in Southern California. The money was good enough that he didn't need any other job. Three years later, Juan is still a full-time gig [...]

2024-01-09T08:39:14-08:00December 31st, 2023|Tags: , , |

Gig Workers Are Employees. Start Treating Them That Way.

One of the nation’s largest grocery chains, Albertsons, announced this month that it would replace many of its staff delivery drivers with independent contractors working for the delivery service DoorDash. Those contractors will not receive important labor protections that have been provided to the full-time employees they will be replacing. [...]

2021-01-19T16:26:32-08:00January 19th, 2021|Tags: , |
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