Analysis close Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events The Gig Economy’s Political Reckoning Has Arrived Food delivery couriers for Deliveroo Holdings Plc fulfill orders in London, U.K., on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Food-delivery startup Deliveroo Holdings Plc sank as much as 31% in its London debut after its initial public offering raised 5 billion pounds ( billion), putting pressure on the Citys efforts to boost its profile as a technology and listings hub post-Brexit. […] Biden’s appointees at federal agencies could work to expand gig workers’ rights by interpreting the definition of “employee” under existing laws more broadly and punishing companies that continue classifying their workers as contractors, though such moves would likely be challenged in court. […] Labor advocates worry that creating an intermediate category would make it easier for companies that currently classify workers as full employees to shove their staff into that bucket instead. […] A proposed compromise in Connecticut to create a system of gig worker “sectoral bargaining” over recommended industrywide rules, without making the workers employees, took fire from some companies and labor groups.
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