Posts tagged gig economy

    OPINION JEDYNAK: Helping Women Thrive Post-COVID

    March 27, 2022 // As our nation recovers from COVID-19 and sees a return to normalcy, it is important to support women and ensure we all have meaningful career choices and affordable childcare and can be financially secure against rising inflation. Congress’ current proposals would reduce the choices available to women and hinder our ability to use our talents in the labor force. We know best how to care for our family and professional lives — not the government. Americans should reject these heavy-handed measures in favor of promoting freedom and opportunity.

    BACKGROUNDER: Employee Rights Act

    March 26, 2022 // The Employee Rights (ERA) Act was introduced this week by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC). The legislation allows employees to receive merit-based pay raises outside of the wage scales set by their union’s collective bargaining agreement, guarantees the right to a secret ballot in union elections, provides new privacy protections, allows workers to decertify a union more easily, provides legal clarity for small business owners and gig workers, and more.

    Indeed Study Shows Women Took Gig Work, Preferring Flexibility Over Stability During The Pandemic

    March 23, 2022 // These opportunities enhance employment options for women. Due to the nature of gig roles, they offer flexibility in the amount of days and hours worked. As studies show, women have been disproportionately hurt by the pandemic—partly because they were overrepresented in the hardest-hit sectors, such as hospitality, leisure, travel, restaurants, retail and food services. It's also due to the fact that women were more apt to leave their jobs during the pandemic to take care of their children. This was particularly acute when public schools closed and childcare services were hard to find or too expensive, which made holding a full-time job not financially viable.

    Gig Economy May See Tougher Contractor Rule After Court Victory

    March 18, 2022 // “If David Weil were to be confirmed, there’s little doubt as to how he feels about the independent contractor issue with respect to the AI that he issued,” Lotito said. While the agency’s day-to-day work under acting administrator Jessica Looman doesn’t depend on a Senate-confirmed leader, the absence of a permanent administrator can slow down the agency’s ability to advance large policy changes.

    CWI APPLAUDS FINAL INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR RULE

    March 16, 2022 // The Department’s first of its kind final rule modernizes the “economic realities” test to define whether a worker should be classified as an independent contractor. The Coalition for Workforce Innovation (CWI) strongly supports the final rule as an important step in providing needed clarity to businesses and independent workers in structuring and maintaining their relationships.

    Democrats’ Proposed Labor Funding Increases Fall Nearly Flat

    March 11, 2022 // Federal Funding Legislation. fiscal year 2022, Backgrounder: The final package, after bipartisan and bicameral negotiations, includes just moderate funding increases for these programs or, as in the case of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), no increase at all.