As a California voter, I hate the proposition process. I have always felt it was inappropriate for the masses to legislate, since that is what we elect our state representatives to do. Unfortunately, those representatives don’t always do a good job. They passed a law in late 2019, AB5, designed to require gig platforms to… Continue reading California’s Prop 22 – The Devil is in the Details
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) today gave independent contractors a boost when it reversed a prior decision from the Obama era which had limited the definition of independent contractors. This reversal should be a boon to some players in the #GigEconomy as well as the platforms that enable services and the companies that secure… Continue reading A New Development in Independent Contractor Compliance
How the observers of the Gig Economy might not always get it right. Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article about how getting a gig as a dog walker is just as hard as getting into Harvard. The piece detailed the plight of several would-be dog walkers whose applications were rejected by the… Continue reading Lessons from Dog Walking Gigs
I recently was on holiday in Kenya. Given my interest in the #GigEconomy, it was hard not to notice the huge billboards advertising for Uber drivers once we arrived in Nairobi. So I decided to explore what was happening in the gig world in this part of Eastern Africa. Uber entered the Kenyan market in… Continue reading The Growing Gig Economy In Kenya
MBO Partners recently released its 7th Annual State of Independence in America study. This report looks at the world of independent workers, including self-employed workers, part-time independents, freelancers, contractors or temporary workers and seeks to understand the composition, motivations and perspective of this growing portion of the United States workforce. Moreover, the State of Independence… Continue reading Another Year of Gig Economy Data
A summary of recently suggested legislation by Senator Mark Warner that is a pilot program for portable benefits for gig workers.
A review of the New Yorker piece, “Is the Gig Economy working”, by Nathan Heller.