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Uber, Tech Firms Helping Their Contract Workers Sign onto Obamacare

Uber Technologies Inc. and some smaller technology companies are launching campaigns to publicize Obamacare enrollment among their contract workers after the Trump administration slashed government marketing for the health program by 90 percent. Freelance and contract workers are an important …

Warming to Alternative Classifications for Gig Economy Workers

Judges and juries around the country are being asked to decide whether Uber and Lyft drivers and other participants in the “gig economy” are really independent contractors or just employees in disguise. But what if they’re something else altogether? Vince …

Maine Adopts Uniform Standard for ‘Independent Contractor’ Classification

Maine has adopted a new, uniform standard for who can be classified as an “independent contractor” for worker’s compensation and other employment-related cases. The change went into effect on Dec. 31, 2012. State officials say the uniform definition will help …