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Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce : NPR
A new NPR/Marist poll shows that more than half of contract workers don't get employee benefits. "We really don't have much of a social safety net, and that's terrifying," freelancer Matt Nelson says.
jobs 
9 hours ago by dstelow
When is it time to leave?
How do you really know when it’s time to call it day and move on?
career  jobs  transition 
yesterday by tamouse
New Economy, Meet Old Continent
‘This is not "sharing" economy; these are fully professionalised marketplaces.’
jobs  uber  gigeconomy  digitaltransformation 
yesterday by cote
Women would be most hurt by Labor Department’s “tip stealing” rule - Salon.com
A new analysis estimates American women could lose $4.6 billion in tips a year if finalized
The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a rule that would legally enable employers to pocket their workers’ tips — as long as employers pay their workers at least minimum wage, which is a measly $7.25 nationally (albeit higher in some cities and states).
The agency's proposal would repeal existing portions of regulations that currently prohibit employers from taking workers’ tips.
A new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a nonprofit think tank, estimates American workers could lose up to $5.8 billion in tips if the proposal is finalized; moreover, they estimate that women would be impacted the most. According to the report, 80 percent of tipped jobs — ranging from restaurant workers to bartenders to hair stylists — employ women, and if implemented, this cohort of women could lose $4.6 billion in tips.
“Because women are both more likely to be tipped workers and to earn lower wages, this rule would disproportionately harm them,” the report states.
economics  women  gov2.0  politics  jobs 
yesterday by rgl7194

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