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Madrid Court Rules Deliveroo Food-Delivery Couriers Are Employees, Not Freelancers

A Madrid court ruled on Tuesday that couriers for online food delivery group Deliveroo are company employees, not just freelancers, clearing the way for workers to demand a formal contract and corresponding benefits. So-called gig workers, such as food-delivery couriers, …

With Growth of the Gig Economy, States Rethink How Workers Get Benefits

As more and more Americans hold nontraditional jobs that don’t have benefits attached — think freelance graphic designers or Uber drivers — cities and states are exploring ways to ensure those workers still have access to workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, …

National Labor Board Urges Court to Block Uber Arbitration Agreement

The U.S. labor-protection watchdog is taking sides with Uber Technologies Inc. drivers in their fight to be treated better than independent contractors. As part of a broader review of how gig-economy companies treat workers, the National Labor Relations Board wants …