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New York Proposal to Allow Unionization of Gig Economy Workers

6.20.19

A New York legislative proposal to let “gig economy” workers form unions offers an interesting solution to solving labor questions for this new American workforce. Portland partner Richard Meneghello was quoted in the Law360 article “NY Bill Opens New Front in Debate Over Gig Workers’ Status” on whether the bill would address the heated debate over whether gig workers should be classified as employees or independent contractors. Rich says the act comes after years of discussion about creating a “hybrid classification” between employees and contractors, but that talk has so far yielded little agreement on how the third class would look, and this bill is no exception.

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