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Thomas Presents Taxing The Gig Economy At Minnesota

Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina) presented Taxing the Gig Economy, 166 U. Pa. L. Rev. ___ (2017), at Minnesota as part of its Perspectives on Taxation Lecture Series hosted by Kristin Hickman: Millions of Americans now earn income through “gig” work, which allows them to set their own hours and...

How to use the gig economy to grow your small business - CNET

CNET@Work: The self-employed workforce can help you save on administrative and overhead costs while also meeting critical business needs.

WeWork rides lifestyle change to become new economy star

Going to the office isn't what it used to be. As more workers shift to on-demand and "gig" employment, the workplace has changed, and no company has capitalized on this more than WeWork.

This Is How To Thrive In The Gig Economy

Love it or hate it, the traditional job landscape isn’t coming back anytime soon. If you listen to your parents or grandparents talk about their work history, you’ll probably see an alarming trend–they didn’t go anywhere! They stayed at the same company year after year, often decade after decade. Show More Summary

SCORE's Small Business Jobs Report and the Gig Economy

SCORE, a nonprofit association that provides mentoring services to small businesses, released their fall Small Business Jobs report recently. It has some very interesting data on small businesses and their use of gig workers. According to the report: Business owners...

Instacart workers are striking over wages reportedly as low as $1 an hour

The dark side of the gig economy is popping up in the grocery aisle. Instacart shoppers and drivers—the people who gather your groceries and deliver them to you after you order via the Instacart app—are on strike. While independent contractors...Show More Summary

Are There More Gig Walkers Than Uber Drivers?

When most people hear the term "gig economy, they think of Uber. But Uber is hardly the only gig economy company. In fact, it may not even be the largest, at least in terms of the number of independent workers...

Overlooked Passage In GOP Tax Bill Would Gouge Gig Economy Workers

Salon, Overlooked Passage in GOP Tax Bill Would Gouge Gig Economy Workers: The Republican tax bill now in Congress would imperil many of the last century’s hardest-won labor rights for workers by building a new legal wall between businesses and so-called gig economy workers that absolves management of many obligations...

Zego picks up £6M Series A led by Balderton for its gig economy worker insurance

Zego, the London-based startup that appears to have spotted a gaping insurance hole in the so-called gig economy, has raised £6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Balderton Capital, with participation from existing backers, including LocalGlobe and unnamed angel investors in the insurance sector. Show More Summary

National Taxpayer Advocate Blog: Caring About “Sharing” — The IRS Should Do More For Participants In The Gig Economy

NTA Blog, Caring about “Sharing” – The IRS Should Do More for Participants in the Gig Economy: In this blog post, I will discuss how the IRS has been dealing with a growing sector of our economy called the “sharing” economy (also known as the gig economy). Proponents of the...

Will Shu talks about the workers' rights litigation that threatens $2 billion Deliveroo

Deliveroo founder Will Shu talked to Business Insider about the looming workers' rights case that threatens the gig economy model of his massive food delivery startup. He also talked about whether he might take Deliveroo public in an...Show More Summary

Overlooked Passage in GOP Tax Bill Would Gouge America's Growing Army of Gig Economy Workers

Click here for reuse options! Employers would also withhold 5 percent of earnings. The Republican tax bill now in Congress would imperil many of the last century’s hardest-won labor rights for workers by building a new legal wall between...Show More Summary

Proposed Senate Tax Bill Would Change Gig Worker Classification and the Gig Economy

Senate Republicans are turning to the gig economy for new revenue to offset their proposed tax cuts. They are including a safe harbor provision for gig workers in their tax bill proposal (for those who are so inclined, see the...

Uber Hit With New Blow in London as Panel Says Drivers Aren’t Self-Employed | Prashant Rao

Uber Hit With New Blow in London as Panel Says Drivers Aren’t Self-Employed | Prashant Rao: The Uberization of work is starting to unravel since its fundamental premise – that the workers signing up for gig economy jobs can be denied...Show More Summary

British panel rules Uber drivers are employees, not contractors

The decision could have implications for workers in the so-called gig economy.        

What Procurement Needs to Know About the High-End Gig Economy

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management Tags: General News, L2 Do you have a clear idea of what the gig economy is? That was the question that...Show More Summary

Coconut, star of many food trends, bakes up beautifully in pound cake

Coconut is optimizing its resume. As it should. No job is secure in the gig economy, not even topping seven-layer bars over the holidays. Coconut counts up its credentials: the tropical background, that first job serving as squeaky snack. Extensive travel. The innovation that inspired flake. The...

Could a Tax Fix the Gig Economy?

A group in New York is calling for a fee on all gig-economy transactions in order to provide workers with benefits like paid sick leave.

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