How the Pandemic Popularized Gig Work

Not many sectors of the economy can claim 2020 was a good year for them.  The global pandemic and its resulting lockdowns led to desperate conditions topped only by the Great Depression.  Official unemployment reached 14% in the US, and…

Congress Out To Kill Uber and the Entire Gig Economy Again

Democrats, in a political payoff to unions, have again introduced legislation in Congress to effectively make gig economy jobs like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, etc. illegal.

Amazon Stiffs Drivers $62 Million in Tips

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced Amazon is settling to the tune of $61.7 million for tips it withheld from drivers.

Uber and Lyft Prevail In California Proposition 22 Fight

California’s Proposition 22 is poised to pass, securing the current business model for gig economy companies.

Uber and Lyft Lose Appeal, Must Make Drivers Employees

Uber and Lyft have been dealt a major blow, as an appellate court has ruled the injunction against them was appropriate.

California Law Kills Uber and Lyft And The Entire Gig Economy

The law will ban hundreds of different professions and especially the hundreds of thousands of jobs created by the gig economy over the last decade.

Uber Letting Drivers Change Rates For Some California Fares

In an effort to comply with a new California law that would make “gig-economy” workers employees, Uber is experimenting with letting drivers raise prices, according to The Wall Street Journal. California’s gig-economy law, Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), went into effect…

Uber and Postmates Sue to Block California’s Gig Economy Law

Reuters is reporting that Uber and Postmates have filed a lawsuit in an attempt to block a California law that would have severe ramifications for both companies. California’s Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law that makes it more difficult for…

If It’s a Streaming War We’d Like To Be an Arms Dealer, Says IAC CEO

“If it’s a streaming war we’d like to be an arms dealer,” says IAC CEO Joey Levin. “We want to send the product and services to people who are making video. Everywhere people interact they’re expecting video now. It used to be text, then it was images, and now it’s video.”