By Cathy Bussewitz, Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
California is suing ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft, alleging they misclassified their drivers as independent contractors under the state’s new labor law.
By Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press
As the ranks of the self-employed swell, why not set up shared office space with amenities and camaraderie to attract contingent workers? That's the idea behind WeWork, a company offering cool and convenient places for the outsourced to set up…
By PBS NewsHour
Hari Sreenivasan reads viewer comments on NewsHour Weekend’s report from last week on how the definition of “employee” is changing in the sharing economy -- where companies like Uber and Instacart have taken off.
Unlike traditional employees, the country's many independent contractors, such as UberX drivers and TaskRabbit assistants who pick up work when they want it, have no guarantee of hourly wages or other benefits. But recent class-action lawsuits have alleged that many…
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