Bay Area: Join us 7/11 to learn what the law needs to say about the gig economy
As Ars has actually reported, the frustrating bulk of gig economy business’ employees are not staff members, therefore they do not get any health, retirement, joblessness, or other advantages that usually include full-time work. Uber, for instance, utilizes the euphemism “motorist partners” when describing its non-employee motorists, who make up the foundation of the company’s service. Weeks later on after the Dynamex choice, Dennis Herrera, the San Francisco City Attorney, revealed that he would look for “evidence that Uber and Lyft have actually legally categorized chauffeurs as independent professionals or supply their chauffeurs with base pay, authorized leave, healthcare contributions, and paid adult leave.”
The judgment in Dynamex means that many other Bay Area “gig economy” companies will likely under pressure like never ever before. So to assist us understand what this means, we’ve welcomed Veena Dubal, a labor law teacher at UC Hastings, to the next edition of Ars Live. Dubal signed up with UC Hastings College of the Law in 2015 after a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Prior to that, Dubal got her JD and PhD from UC Berkeley, where she used historic and ethnographic methods to study employees and employee collectivities in the San Francisco taxi market. The topic of her doctoral research developed from her experiences as a public interest lawyer and Berkeley Law Foundation fellow at the Asian Law Caucus, where she established a taxi employee task and represented Muslim Americans in civil liberties cases.
Ars Live happens on the 2nd Wednesday of monthly at Eli’s Mile High Club in Oakland (3629 MLK Way; they have the best tater kids you’ve ever consumed– so crispy!). Doors open at 7pm, and the live recording is from 7:30 pm to 8:20- ish (make sure to get there early if you want a seat). Remain later for casual conversation, beer, and treats. Cannot make it out to Oakland? Never ever fear! Episodes will be published to Ars Technica the week after the live occasions. The occasion is free but area is restricted, so RSVP using Eventbrite. You can also stay up to date with the most recent Ars Live behaviors on Facebook. See you quickly, Bay Area Arsians!