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Uber drivers “employees” for unemployment purposes, NY labor board says
"New York City’s largest taxi driver advocacy group is hailing a legal decision by the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, which ruled last Friday that three out-of-work Uber drivers can be considered employees for the purpose of unemployment benefits. The decision was first reported Thursday by Politico."
policy  labor  new  york  uber 
july 2018 by jonerp
Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal
"The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules, with all members of the Democratic caucus and three Republicans voting in favor of net neutrality.

The Senate approved a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would simply undo the FCC's December 2017 vote to deregulate the broadband industry. If the CRA is approved by the House and signed by President Trump, Internet service providers would have to continue following rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization."
biz  &  it  policy 
may 2018 by jonerp
Silicon Valley reacts furiously to end of the Dreamers Act
"The Trump administration’s decision to rescind protection for immigrants brought into the U.S. by their parents under the program for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has touched off a firestorm of criticism from technology executives in Silicon Valley."
digital  government  and  public  services  future  of  work  talent  management  policy 
september 2017 by jonerp
Contextualizing TechDirt’s victory in libel case - by @dahowlett
"Freedom of speech is a cornerstone for our existence. Seeing TechDirt win in its defamation case is good news."
digital  government  and  public  services  policy 
september 2017 by jonerp
The Fascinating Implications for Autonomous Vehicles - by @jeffnolan
"I absolutely love intersecting public policy with technology trends, and if one thing is clear in my years of covering this it is that public policy reacts rather than anticipates technology advances. Politicians and bureaucrats alike, no matter how well-meaning, rarely take into account the 2nd order consequences of technology innovation, which I define as those consequences that are not obvious but often have a bigger impact than the immediate ones."
uncategorized  autonomous  vehicles  public  policy  regulation  self-driving 
november 2015 by jonerp

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