Yet, according to Mr. Pfeiffer and 10 other chefs and restaurateurs, the salaries of pastry makers in the Chicago area do not appear to have budged much, if at all. The key to this puzzle tells us a lot about why the American economy isn't necessarily behaving the way workers have traditionally assumed.
Two former drivers for Uber are eligible for unemployment payments, New York State regulators have ruled, finding that they should be treated as employees rather than independent contractors, as the company has maintained. Unlike contractors, employees are entitled to a variety of rights and protections, including a minimum wage and workers' compensation insurance, and are typically more costly for companies to rely on.
The Obama administration, in its latest effort to update workplace policies it says have lagged far behind the realities of Americans' lives, will require federal government contractors to provide paid sick leave to their workers.
A Uber se le conoce por cambiar drásticamente al sector de ese tipo de transporte. Ahora, es posible que también esté haciendo olas en la profesión de economista. Durante casi 20 años, los economistas han estado debatiendo sobre cómo los taxistas deciden cuándo dejar de trabajar.
In one of the earliest moves to bring employee benefits to workers in the so-called gig economy, an online marketplace that connects millions of families with babysitters, nannies and caregivers announced on Wednesday that it would provide up to $500 a year for workers to use for health care, transportation or education expenses.
And that's just what gets said in public. An engineer in his forties recently told me about meeting a tech CEO who was trying to acquire his company. "You must be the token graybeard," said the CEO, who was in his late twenties or early thirties.
(The hourly wage of cabdrivers typically reflects how busy they are; the rate they can charge doesn't change unexpectedly. For Uber drivers, the hourly wage reflects both busyness and rates, since Uber can increase prices when demand is high.)
Nation/World Author: Noam Scheiber, The New York Times Updated: 12 minutes ago Published 12 minutes ago Punctuating a string of Obama-era moves to shore up labor rights and expand protections for workers, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities have a federally backed right to unionize.
Students who work as teaching and research assistants will be allowed to vote to unionize under a ruling Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board that found that they are employees under federal labor law.
That sentiment was echoed by Carol Costello, a CNN anchor who, in a segment that aired last week, said that she had been sexually harassed when she was younger. Ms. Costello said she was inspired by the Ailes and Cosby cases to step forward, and thought it was important "to add my voice to the cause," but was skeptical about whether it would lead to systemic change.
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Selecting a term
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