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Feds Eye Rule to Claw Back Money From Companies That Lie About Gig Worker Earnings

WASHINGTON –– The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which enforces consumer protection rules, voted on Thursday to embark on regulations that would allow it to win back money from companies that are deceptive about the earnings that workers can make. The …

Labor Secretary Says Most Gig Workers Should Be Classified as Employees

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s top labor official said most gig workers in the United States should be classified as “employees” deserving of related benefits, in what could be a policy shift that is likely to raise costs for companies …

Viewpoint: The Race to Build Self-Driving Trucks Has Four Horses and Three Jockeys

Over the last five years, as it’s become clear that self-driving cars will take longer than expected to arrive on most American streets, some of the biggest players in the industry have turned their attention to long-haul trucking. Alphabet Inc.’s …

California Regulator Says Uber, Lyft Drivers Are Employees

Drivers working for ride-hailing services such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. will be considered employees under California’s new gig worker law, the state’s leading industry regulator said on Thursday. Shares in Uber and Lyft fell 5.3% and 4.2%, …

Uber Falters in First Legal Attack on California Gig Worker Law

Uber Technologies Inc. and Postmates Inc. are unlikely to put a quick stop to a landmark California law they call a monstrous threat to their business models. A judge signaled Friday that she’s inclined to reject a request to temporarily …