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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...
- Related companies: Heng Huy Development
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...
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...
- Related companies: Uber
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...
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...
- Related companies: Chipotle
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...
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...
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...
- Related stories: USA: Amazon accused of evading legal responsibility for fatalities & injuries linked to next-day deliveries; Incl. co. comments
- Related in-depth areas: Lawsuits Technology and Human Rights: Gig Economy
- Related companies: Amazon.com
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...
Author: Staffing Industry Analysis
"Netherlands - Deliveroo must pay pension premium for riders with employment contracts, judge says", 28 August 2019...
- Related companies: Deliveroo