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TechREG Chronicle - Gig Economy - July 2022

TechREG® Chronicle – Gig Economy

Dear Readers, The “gig economy” refers to a free market system in which temporary positions are increasingly common; and organizations hire independent workers for short-term...
1-The Growing Role of Localities in the United States in Enacting and Enforcing Protections for Gig Economy Workers

The Growing Role of Localities in the United States in Enacting...

As the gig economy has expanded, New York City, and Seattle, two progressive cities in the United States, have become leaders in regulating working...
2-Will Employment Laws Keep Up with Ai Work?

Will Employment Laws Keep Up with AI Work?

Technologies are rapidly evolving to enhance human productivity; however, there is growing potential to deskill or obsolesce the work performed by professionals and managers....
3-An Assessment of the EU's Draft Guidelines on the Application of EU Competition Law to Collective Agreements of the Solo Self-Employed

An Assessment of the EU’s Draft Guidelines on the Application of...

On December 9, 2021, the European Commission published its draft Guidelines on collective bargaining for solo self-employed persons. The Guidelines aim to remove existing...
4-Regulating Gig Work in Australia: The Role of Competition Regulation and Voluntary Industry Standards

Regulating Gig Work in Australia: The Role of Competition Regulation and...

This article surveys two recent Australian regulatory developments which highlight the critical role of competition law and voluntary industry standards in regulating gig work....
5-The Antitrust Division and the Potential Implications of a Labor Ruling for Gig Worker Organizing: A Look at the Atlanta Opera Amicus Brief

The Antitrust Division and the Potential Implications of a Labor Ruling...

The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice’s amicus brief in an appeal before the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB” or the “Board”)...
6-Labor and Employment Perspectives on the Gig Economy – How the Pro Act and a New Labor Board Might Impact Gig Workers and their “Employers”

Labor and Employment Perspectives on the Gig Economy – How the...

The “gig” economy is on the rise.  According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the number of gig economy workers — independent contractors or...
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DOJ & FTC Work To Expand Gig Worker Rights

The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are pushing forward with their support for making changes to antitrust law that would make it...
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Amazon’s Gig Workers In Staten Island File Petition For Union

On Monday gig workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York's Staten Island filed a petition to form a union, Reuters reports.  Chris Smalls, a...
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Uber Considers Gig Worker Benefits Model In Canada

Uber Technologies on Monday, August 30, proposed a plan for a flexible benefits fund for app-based ride-hail and food delivery drivers in Canada under...
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