Caught at the Red Light: Challenge to Ordinance Granting On-Demand Drivers the Right to Bargain Collectively is Brought to a Screeching Halt | Seyfarth Shaw LLP – JDSupra

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    From JDSupra, Alison Loomis reports that a Washington court said that the United States Chamber of Commerce did not have standing to challenge the ordinance that allowed on-demand drivers to organize and bargain collectively.  Alison writes: Seattle recently enacted an ordinance granting “on-demand” drivers the right to bargain collectively. The ordinance, which took…

Misclassification Mythbusters 

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  The United States Department of Labor (DOL) offers 12 “myths” and attempts to provide the facts to correct these myths.  Richard J. Reibstein has correctly criticized the DOL facts as oversimplifications in “Misclassification Mythbusters”: The Labor Department’s Latest Effort to Crack Down on Independent Contractor Misclassification | Pepper Hamilton LLP – JDSupra The DOL Mythbusters provides…

Federal agencies sign deal to combat IC misclassification

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  Staffing Industry Analysts reports that the United States Department of Labor (DOL) signed an agreement to cooperate to reduce misclassification of workers in 6 states with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The article states: The US Department of Labor and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development signed a…

SIA estimates ‘gig workforce’ at 29% of US workers

29% of all US workers are contingent

    Staffing Industry Analysts presented the findings of a research report that shows that 29% of all US workers were contingent workers in 2015.  Staffing Industry Analysts reports: Contingent workers represented 29% of all US workers last year, or 44 million people, according to new research by Staffing Industry Analysts. And the contingent workers represented…

The 6 Types of Insurance That Freelancers Need to Know

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  From Tech.Co, Adam Rowe discusses health insurance options for freelancers and independent contractors who cannot avail themselves of employer offered plans. Adam writes: Due to the Affordable Care Act, all U.S. citizens need to have health insurance. If you don’t, the fee is $695, a number that plenty of freelancers can’t afford to throw around.…