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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

We Are All Gig Workers Now

The presidential elections have been so important and turbulent that some of the other outcomes have not been a great media focus as they might otherwise have been. In particular, California voted yes on Prop 22, which will keep rideshare app drivers, drivers of Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Grubhub and others independent contractors. This is significant both to California and nationally. I have written several articles about the need for more protections for gig workers, advocating a third way category, the updating of work laws for the platform economy, and the de-linking of certain social welfare benefits from employment. Now I've posted a new article, We Are All Gig Workers Now: Online Platforms, Freelancers and The Battles Over Employment Status and Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic, San Diego Law Review, Symposium on Law and the Pandemic, https://ssrn.com/abstract=3725090 .

I also spoke to CNBC about the move to remote work and its implications on the labor market, here

Posted by Orly Lobel on November 10, 2020 at 03:35 PM | Permalink


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