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Amazon latest to face UK complaint over ‘bogus self-employment’ – TechCrunch

June 4, 2018

Amazon is the latest tech giant to be targeted by a legal challenge in the UK related to gig economy working practices. The UK’s GMB Union is filing suit on behalf of couriers for three delivery companies used by Amazon — accusing the suppliers of making bogus claims that the delivery drivers were self employed, and thus […]

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Verifly launches a business insurance product for gig economy workers – TechCrunch

May 23, 2018

Verifly, which was launched in 2016 as an insurance provider for drone pilots, is expanding its services to include pretty much every type of part-time or contract work for the on-demand economy. Founded by Jay Bregman, who had just sold his ridesharing company, Hailo, to Daimler Mercedes-Benz in 2016, and Eugene Hertz, the co-founder of […]

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Deliveroo employees are getting shares, riders are getting nothing – TechCrunch

May 16, 2018

Food delivery startup Deliveroo is feeling generous today. The company is handing out equity to all full-time staff members. In other words, 2,000 employees are going to receive the equivalent of $13.5 million in Deliveroo shares. “Our phenomenal growth and success has been made possible thanks to the hard work, commitment and passion of the […]

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