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20 September 2019

Cambodia: Koh Kong Provincial Court questions four villagers over incitement and defamation charges related to their land dispute with a company's owner

Author: Savi Khorn, The Phnom Penh Post

"Koh Kong villagers locked in land dispute grilled in defamation case", 19 September 2019...

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20 September 2019

USA: Seattle to prepare minimum wage and tax for Uber and Lyft

Author: Monica Nickelsburg, GeekWire

"Seattle plans minimum wage and new tax on Uber and Lyft, adding to ride-hailing’s regulatory woes", 16 September 2019...

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17 September 2019

Australia: Union to take Uber to court after driver's appeal alleging unfair dismissal rejected because she was 'not an employee’

Author: Sharon Masige, Business Insider

"The Transport Workers Union is taking Uber to court over an unfair dismissal claim by a former Uber Eats driver", 16 September 2019...

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12 September 2019

Canada: Foodora accused of pushing back against worker efforts to unionise, as couriers await decision on union certification

Author: CBC News

"Battle between Foodora and couriers could define 'how we do work in this century'", 10 September 2019...

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12 September 2019

USA: New York City files $1 million lawsuit against Chipotle for violating 'nearly every aspect' of Fair Workweek law

Author: Rebecca Klar, The Hill

"New York City sues Chipotle, alleging 'Fair Workweek' violations", 10 September 2019...

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11 September 2019

USA: California Senate passes bill that could force Uber & others to classify workers as employees instead of independent contractors

Author: Josh Eidelson, Lizette Chapman & Joyce E. Cutler, Bloomberg

"California Senate Passes Bill Set to Transform Gig Economy", 11 September 2019...

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4 September 2019

Cambodia: Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court summons an NGO staffer and 22 villagers for questioning over a land dispute with a prominent tycoon

Author: Soth Koemsoeun, The Phnom Penh Post

"Villagers summoned over land dispute in Preah Sihanouk", 4 September 2019...

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2 September 2019

USA: Amazon's decentralised next-day delivery network linked to exploitation of drivers, labour violations & fatalities; Inc. co. comments

Author: Caroline O'Donovan & Ken Bensinger, BuzzFeed News

"The Cost of Next-Day Delivery", 31 August 2019...

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2 September 2019

USA: Uber & Lyft drivers protest in support of bill that classifies workers as 'employees', guaranteeing worker protections and benefits; Incl. Co. comments

In August 2019, hundreds of Uber and Lyft drivers travelled across California by caravan, in support of Assembly Bill 5. The Bill, if passed by the state, means Californian drivers working under these companies will be classified as employees, instead...

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29 August 2019

Netherlands: Court rules Deliveroo must pay pension premium for employees

Author: Staffing Industry Analysis

"Netherlands - Deliveroo must pay pension premium for riders with employment contracts, judge says", 28 August 2019...

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