Gig economy is no excuse for lax protections for
by David Weil. The Hill, 4.16.18.
The Colorado state Senate recently passed legislation based on the proposition that in the brave new economy, platform business models that provide flexible employment opportunities can require their workers to bear the downside risks of wage theft, unemployment, injuries, and even sexual harassment at the workplace. This simplistic tradeoff is not only wrong, it's dangerous.
“Worker deaths continue to rise in Mass.,” by Katie Johnson, Boston Globe. 4.26.18. Read the article.
“White House Aims to Staff Up Wage & Hour Division,” by Ben Penn, Bloomberg Law. 4.4.18. Read the article.
“Gig Economy Renews Debate Over Whether Contractors Are Really Employees,” by Yuki Noguchi, NPR. 3.7.18. Hear or read the piece.
“A Horrifying Path to America for Hotel Workers,” by Ariel Ramchandani, The Atlantic. 3.1.18. Read the article.
“Behind the minimum wage fight, a sweeping failure to enforce the law,”
by Marianne Levine, Politico. 2.18.18. Read the piece.
“The Future of Work,” David Weil interviewed on Matt Townsend Show
on byuradio. 2.16.18. Listen to the piece.
“Lots of Employees Get Misclassified as Contractors. Here’s Why It Matters,” Harvard Business Review. 7.5.17. Read the article.
“How to Make Employment Fair in an Age of Contracting and Temp Work,” Harvard Business Review. 3.3.17. Read the article.