Commentary | September 19, 2015

MSNBC: Why It’s Time for Uber to Unionize

The growth of the on-demand economy calls for decisive action to safeguard workers’ rights.

News Releases | September 9, 2015

Report: Transforming Gig Jobs Into Good Jobs

NELP’s report offers a roadmap for fair treatment of workers in the on-demand economy.

Press Clips | August 29, 2015

NPR: NLRB Ruling Could Pave The Way For Fast-Food Unions

NPR’s Steve Inskeep interviews NELP’s Catherine Ruckelshaus on the NLRB ‘joint-employer’ ruling.

Commentary | August 13, 2015

Huffington Post: Worker Definitions in the ‘New’ Economy Are an Old-School Trick

Labeling employees as “independent contractors” is an age-old way to skirt labor and tax laws, writes Rebecca Smith.

Commentary | July 24, 2015

Huffington Post: DOL Says Most Workers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors: 5 Notable Takeaways

If companies are surprised by DOL’s guidance, they’ve been getting bad advice, writes Cathy Ruckelshaus.

Press Clips | July 16, 2015

CNBC: Jeb Bush, Uber and the new American contract worker

Candidates are realizing the connection between low wages, work that is subcontracted and inequality in our country.

News Releases | July 15, 2015

NELP Commends U.S. Department of Labor’s Independent Contractor Misclassification Guidance

Most workers are employees under the Fair Labor Standard Act’s broad definitions, the guidance reiterates.

Press Clips | July 1, 2015

Wired: Shyp Makes Couriers Employees Before It’s Too Big to Change

“Some workers question the model’s fairness, suggesting that companies are padding their bottom lines by shifting costs to workers with(…)

Press Clips | June 24, 2015

Bloomberg: Uber Case Spotlights a Challenge: When Is a Worker an Employee?

“The ranks of contingent workers, including the self-employed, temporary hires and independent contractors, swelled to 40 percent of the workforce(…)

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