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DoorDash tipping practices prompts lawsuit from DC Attorney General

DoorDash tipping practices prompts lawsuit from DC Attorney General DoorDash is facing a new lawsuit regarding its tipping practices. This time, it’s coming from Washington, D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine. In the suit, Racine accuses DoorDash of engaging in deceptive tipping practices while also failing to provide any relief to workers whose […]

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Learn how to help build a sustainable gig economy at Disrupt SF

Learn how to help build a sustainable gig economy at Disrupt SF A handful of years ago, the on-demand or ‘gig’ economy was seen as an innovative system of modern work that provided workers and consumers alike with flexibility, independence, and convenience. It seems like every week, a new on-demand or labor […]

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Despite tipping policy changes, DoorDash says back pay is not ‘at issue here’

Despite tipping policy changes, DoorDash says back pay is not ‘at issue here’ When DoorDash announced changes in its tipping model last month, it was certainly a step in the right direction. Some workers, however, have said it’s not enough. In addition to wanting fair wages, they want back pay. In light […]

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Uber plans to keep defending independent contractor model for drivers

Uber plans to keep defending independent contractor model for drivers In light of gig worker protections bill AB5 passing in the California State Senate last night, and amendments to AB5 passing in the Assembly this morning, Uber has made it clear it plans to do whatever it takes to keep its drivers […]

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Gig worker bill AB-5 passes in California

Gig worker bill AB-5 passes in California Assembly Bill 5, the gig worker bill opposed by the likes of Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, has passed in the California State Senate. This comes shortly after California Governor Gavin Newsom officially put his support behind AB 5 in an op-ed. The bill needed 21 […]

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How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray

How ‘ghost work’ in Silicon Valley pressures the workforce, with Mary Gray The phrase “pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” was originally meant sarcastically. It’s not actually physically possible to do — especially while wearing Allbirds and having just fallen off a Bird scooter in downtown San Francisco, but I should […]

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Last-mile training and the future of work in an expanding gig economy

Last-mile training and the future of work in an expanding gig economy Ryan Craig Contributor Ryan Craig is managing director of University Ventures. More posts by this contributor Existential education error: Failing to train students on software Facebook is going back to college The future of work is so uncertain that perhaps […]

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Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition

Australia rushes its ‘dangerous’ anti-encryption bill into parliament, despite massive opposition Australia’s controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck a deal to pass the legislation. The bill, in short, grants Australian police greater powers to issue “technical notices” — […]

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Despite minimum wage increase, some Amazon workers say losing stock options and bonuses means they will make less

Despite minimum wage increase, some Amazon workers say losing stock options and bonuses means they will make less Amazon’s announcement this week that it will raise its minimum wage for workers in the United States and United Kingdom earned it a wave of positive publicity, but backlash is already growing as reports […]

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