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16 April 2019

European Parliament approves new rules to protect gig-economy workers

Author: BBC News

The law sets minimum rights and demands increased transparency for those in "on-demand" jobs, such as at Uber or Deliveroo....

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8 April 2019

Governments and companies tackling the 4th industrial revolution at the World Economic Forum MENA

Author: Jordan Times

"WEF tackles 4th industrial revolution, need for regional education to keep pace", 8th April 2019...

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2 April 2019

USA: Disability Rights Advocates launches class-action lawsuit against Lyft for alleged disability discrimination by not providing wheelchair accessible vehicles

Author: Alexandra Stassinopoulos, The Daily Californian

"Lyft, Uber face class-action lawsuits for disability discrimination", 1 Apr 2019...

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26 March 2019

Is Gig Work a Job? Uber and Others Are Maneuvering to Shape the Answer

Author: Noam Scheiber, New York Times (USA)

Uber and Lyft argue that their drivers are contractors because the drivers decide when, where and how long they work. Lyft says forcing it to classify them as employees “may require us to significantly alter our existing business model.”......

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26 March 2019

Report Sees Human Rights Issues in Gig Economy Jobs, but Companies Defend Their Model

Author: Sue Reisinger, Corporate Counsel (USA)

A new report this week from a business and human rights group says Uber and meal delivery service Deliveroo are prime examples of companies in the gig economy that are misclassifying workers in order to cut costs......

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25 March 2019

New Annual Briefing on legal accountability: The Future of Work: Litigating Labour Relationships in the Gig Economy

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21 March 2019

USA: Facebook to stop allowing discrimination in ads as part of a settlement with civil rights groups & individuals

Author: Jack Gillum & Ariana Tobin, ProPublica

"Facebook Won't Let Employers, Landlords or Lenders Discriminate in Ads Anymore," 19 March 2019...

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15 March 2019

USA: Uber settles drivers’ classification lawsuit for $20 million but drivers remain independent contractors

Author: Kate Conger, New York Times (USA)

"Uber Settles Drivers’ Lawsuit for $20 Million", 12 Mar 2019...

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1 February 2019

USA: 2 ride-sharing companies sue to block new minimum-wage rule for drivers in New York City

Author: Ben Kesslen, NBC News

"Lyft sues over new rule that it pay its NYC drivers $17 an hour", 1 Feb 2019...

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25 January 2019

Morgan Stanley banker fired after maternity leave asks to be released from binding arbitration in letter to CEO; inc. company comments

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