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How to ensure fair rights for gig economy workers: New labour laws, transparent contracts are the way forward
India

How to ensure fair rights for gig economy workers: New labour laws, transparent contracts are the way forward

The COVID-19-induced lockdown brought tragically into the limelight two facts: one, gig workers have no social security whatsoever, and two, the terms of conditions of their relationship with the platforms were far from transparent

Coronavirus will paralyse gig economy, big businesses; it's up to policymakers to not let this become full-blown economic crisis
Business

Coronavirus will paralyse gig economy, big businesses; it's up to policymakers to not let this become full-blown economic crisis

To address the problems arising out of the unique structure of the Indian economy and to ensure that the economic engine keeps cranking, both monetary and fiscal measures will be required soon.

SuperMoney indeed: Mumbai-based startup raises a million USD from Unitus Ventures
Startups

SuperMoney indeed: Mumbai-based startup raises a million USD from Unitus Ventures

The startup offers credit, savings and insurance solutions to blue-collar, gig workers.

California Senate passes a bill to tighten rules for gig economy companies like Uber
News & Analysis

California Senate passes a bill to tighten rules for gig economy companies like Uber

The bill makes it difficult to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees.

Uber goes to British court today to defend business model over UK worker rights; CEO says will preserve flexibility of contracts
Business

Uber goes to British court today to defend business model over UK worker rights; CEO says will preserve flexibility of contracts

Rights at firms such as Uber, fellow taxi service Addison Lee and food courier Deliveroo have risen up the political agenda in Britain as more people work for companies without fixed hours or a guaranteed income.

Shah Faesal tweet row: Conduct rules for employees shouldn't gag free speech
News & Analysis

Shah Faesal tweet row: Conduct rules for employees shouldn't gag free speech

Employee rights in times of social media are an equally important consideration in the private sector.

Gender-based digital divide could affect job opportunities for women: Study
News & Analysis

Gender-based digital divide could affect job opportunities for women: Study

The proportion of men using the internet in 2017 was found to be 12 percent higher than women.

US court rules that UberBLACK drivers are independent contractors and not its employees
News & Analysis

US court rules that UberBLACK drivers are independent contractors and not its employees

A US District Judge Michael Baylson on 11 April said San Francisco-based Uber does not exert enough control over drivers for its limo service

Ride-hailing service Uber set to improve conditions for British drivers; to add in-app tipping
News & Analysis

Ride-hailing service Uber set to improve conditions for British drivers; to add in-app tipping

Taxi app Uber will improve conditions for its British drivers with changes including in-app tipping, after criticism for not giving them more rights.

UK employers working in ‘gig economy’ for companies like Uber deserve more rights
News & Analysis

UK employers working in ‘gig economy’ for companies like Uber deserve more rights

Britons working in the "gig economy" for firms such as Uber and takeaway food courier Deliveroo deserve more rights said a government-commissioned report.

Gig-economy companies look to settle issues with worker unions through legal battle in New York
News & Analysis

Gig-economy companies look to settle issues with worker unions through legal battle in New York

Joseph Morelle, the number two Democrat in the New York State Assembly, said he has been talking about portable benefits with such companies, which use occasional workers to provide rides, deliveries, house-cleaning and other services through websites and apps.