News Releases | January 20, 2016

NELP Commends USDOL Guidance on Independent Contractor Joint Employment

The guidance makes clear that employers, regardless of their business structures, must abide by our nation’s baseline labor protections.

Commentary | January 7, 2016

Quartz: On-Demand Workers’ Right to Organize: Seattle 1, Uber 0

Via: Quartz

Seattle has passed a law allowing for-hire drivers to collectively bargain with the companies they work for.

Commentary | December 9, 2015

U.S. News & World Report: Gig Economy Workers Deserve Better

Via: U.S. News & World Report

On-demand workers shouldn’t be treated as second-class employees.

Commentary | October 13, 2015

Fortune: How Seattle Could Help Uber Drivers Earn a Fatter Paycheck

Via: Fortune

The city could be the first to let drivers unionize under a proposed ordinance.

Commentary | September 30, 2015

New York Times: Fair Wages for Uber Drivers

Via: New York Times

On-demand companies need to hone a business model that doesn’t rely on a cheap, unprotected workforce.

Commentary | September 19, 2015

MSNBC: Why It’s Time for Uber to Unionize

Via: MSNBC

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

Via: NPR

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

Via: Huffington Post

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

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