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Instacart offers some contractors part-time employment

The grocery delivery startup is making the change as fellow on-demand service Uber faces regulatory scrutiny for not classifying its drivers as employees.

By June 22, 2015

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Uber driver is an employee not contractor, says California

California Labor Commission rules that a driver for the ride-hailing service is an employee and not an independent contractor. The decision could have ramifications for Uber's business model.

By June 17, 2015

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Marissa Mayer unveils make-or-break plan for Yahoo

The beleaguered CEO of the struggling Internet pioneer delivers a "bold" strategic plan. She is cutting jobs, selling patents and real estate, and inviting would-be acquirers to speak up.

By February 2, 2016

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Uber's cheaper rates: Good for you, but some drivers hate them

Livid drivers came to Uber's New York office to protest a rate cut from Friday. It's just the latest incident that has gotten the startup in hot water.

By February 1, 2016

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Lyft pays $12M to settle class action suit with California drivers

The ride-hailing company won't be on the hook to provide drivers with benefits like unemployment and health insurance.

By January 27, 2016

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California: Former Uber driver was an employee

In the battle over whether its drivers are independent contractors or employees, Uber has lost another skirmish.

By September 10, 2015

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Hillary Clinton takes aim at Uber during speech on 'gig economy'

The democratic presidential candidate vows to "crack down" on companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors.

By July 13, 2015

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Uber files motion to limit potential class action suit to three drivers

The trial that will determine whether ride-hailing drivers are employees or independent contractors is nearing. But Uber seeks to restrict the case to just three drivers, rather than a class of 160,000.

By July 9, 2015

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Facebook boosts minimum wage for contract workers to $15 an hour

The world's largest social network now requires that its contractors pay employees a $15 hourly minimum wage and receive a minimum of 15 paid days off.

By May 13, 2015

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U.S. government targets ex-contractor over NSA leaks

Edward Snowden was a system administrator with a security clearance at Booz Allen Hamilton. Now he's on the run from the world's most powerful intelligence agency.

By June 11, 2013