The gig companies wrote new labor laws that are almost impossible to change.
The pandemic has shown the need for a financial cushion. Now, some companies are offering programs that automatically deduct money from paychecks.
The money grows tax free, and can act as a sort of 401(k) for future health needs if invested. But just 6 percent of account holders do invest the savings.
A group that also includes Lyft and DoorDash has spent nearly $200 million to support a California proposition that could save them from a new labor law.
The ruling adds new urgency to a ballot measure in the state that would exempt the companies from a new labor law intended to give gig workers more employment rights.
Costs are expected to rise about 4 to 5 percent, in line with increases in recent years, as employers seek to avoid adding to their workers’ stress.
Gig workers deserve the dignity of fair compensation.
Benefits depend on where people work, and the kind of job they have, a new survey finds, highlighting disparities that predate the pandemic.
Gig workers want both flexibility and benefits — we support laws that could make that possible.
Many gig-based business models help customers take advantage of workers. Let’s stop giving tech companies a free ride.
Workers have been left behind as the U.S. economy expanded and CEO salaries skyrocketed over the last four decades.
Congress should enact a federal jobs guarantee.
After-school programs are closed. Day care centers are shut down. Summer camp might not happen. If you’re stuck with money you can’t use, you’ll lose it — and pay taxes on it.
The program has received relatively little publicity, and there has been confusion among business owners and workers.
A bipartisan letter took issue with guidance about a tax credit for retaining workers during the pandemic that was part of an economic rescue package.
The coronavirus pandemic has shown how close to the edge many Americans were living, with pay and benefits eroding even as corporate profits surged.
Staggering job losses are not a foregone conclusion. There is still time to fix the federal government’s aid program.
Historically, major crises have tended to empower workers. The coronavirus is already changing things, for better and for worse.
Everyone’s a socialist in a pandemic.
Many employees are getting yoga, counseling and other benefits, as the industry tries to change an often unhealthy culture.