Recent studies have reported that race and gender disparities are not uncommon in the sharing economy. For example, it’s been reported that some gig workers were discriminating against customers with names that “sounded Black.” Women and workers of color are more likely to garner negative reviews from customers. And now, a recent study found that people ...Read more
As the so-called “sharing economy” continues to expand with new technology and willing consumers, so too do the risks associated with this new terrain. These firms are leveraging online applications to bring services and consumers together for everything from home rentals, to ride shares to food delivery and child care. Regardless of convenience or demand, ...
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From franchisers and companies hiring workers through staffing agencies to participants in the so-called “sharing economy,” companies and individuals today enter into a variety of contractual arrangements to reduce costs and to maximize available capital, flexibility, talent and efficiency in delivering goods and services. The recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or ...Read more