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Hustle&Co – The blog for freelancers, entrepreneurs and other hustlers – Meet The New Breed of the Gig Economy: The Slash Worker

People are increasingly diversifying their income sources. Contrary to prior generations, Slash Workers have shrugged the “single profession, single employer” model in favor of building a portfolio of career opportunities for themselves. Source: Hustle&Co – The blog for freelancers, entrepreneurs and other hustlers – Meet The New Breed of the Gig Economy: The Slash Worker

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Slave to the Algorithm? VAT, Automation and the “Gig” Economy | Bloomberg BNA

But although employment rights—and responsibility for associated social insurance—were the subject of the hearing, the potentially greater threat to Uber’s commercial model is an unintended by-product of the decision which concerns the collection of VAT. Source: Slave to the Algorithm? VAT, Automation and the “Gig” Economy | Bloomberg BNA

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The Downside of the Gig Economy

But the problem may also stem from the way employers structure the employment relationship they have with truckers, which is something they can do a lot about. As the Journal reported, Steve Viscelli, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania who drove a truck while gathering material for his book The Big Rig: Trucking and […]

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The Rise of North Texas’ Sharing Economy

[Dallas-Fort Worth], however, is trying to rise to the forefront of the growing on-demand economy. Last year, Uber partnered with the city of Dallas to launch its DriveSouth initiative, a commitment to sign up 2,500 new drivers in economically disadvantaged South Dallas. Source: The Rise of North Texas’ Sharing Economy

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How to Make Employment Fair in an Age of Contracting and Temp Work

This phenomenon is what I call the fissured workplace, the cracks upon which today’s economy largely rest, and it leaves so many without fair wages, a career path, or a safe work environment. And while it’s true that low wage workers — an estimated 29 million people in just 10 industries, according to the U.S. […]

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Morning Star :: Deliveroo: Paying minimum ‘won’t work’ for firm | The People’s Daily

Britain’s managing director Dan Warne insisted the company’s “resistance” to employment tribunal cases where workers were seeking the minimum wage and holiday pay was not opposition to employment rights. He said it was instead a “resistance to having to pay guaranteed minimum wage for every hour for every rider.” Source: Morning Star :: Deliveroo: Paying […]

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Uber’s Very Bad Horrible String Of Events | Brian Solis | Pulse | LinkedIn

Uber does need to get through these challenges. These are very public challenges. A lot of investors are applying pressure to the organization as a way of saying, “Get through this. Make things right. These are serious allegations. These are serious challenges.” And Travis did come public to say that he needs a COO to […]

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Can the on-demand economy make it out of the Trough of Disillusionment? | ITProPortal

I believe the number one thing that many of the failed and potentially failing ODE companies suffer from is that they put the financial model in front of the consumer experience. Source: Can the on-demand economy make it out of the Trough of Disillusionment? | ITProPortal

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Rover and DogVacay merge to dominate the pet-sitting market | TechCrunch

I’ll bet the competition was “biting” before this all-stock peace deal. Putting an end to a fierce competition in the pet-sitting business, Rover and DogVacay have agreed to join forces. Rover will be acquiring DogVacay in an all-stock deal. Source: Rover and DogVacay merge to dominate the pet-sitting market | TechCrunch

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Google had filed against Anthony Levandowski in arbitration before Uber lawsuit – Business Insider

Google had already quietly sued Uber’s head of self-driving vehicles, Anthony Levandowski, months before it filed its bombshell lawsuit against the ride-hailing company, according to new court filing. Source: Google had filed against Anthony Levandowski in arbitration before Uber lawsuit – Business Insider