gig economy

US gig economy giants Uber and Lyft got their way at the US election last week, successfully campaigning for a Californian ballot measure that keeps gig workers classified as independent contractors rather than employees. The tech giants effectively circumvented California lawmakers and courts with a successful $200 million “Yes on


Ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft must re-classify their US drivers as employees under a preliminary injunction granted by a California court this week. But in Australia similar radical changes appear unlikely, despite evidence platform companies are deliberately framing their arrangements with local workers to avoid regulation. A landmark Victorian

The bicycle-sharing business seems never to have completely clicked, and the perceptions aren’t helped by images of man-made mountains of discarded bikes from markets like China. Now startup Bolt Bikes claims to have an answer at least for a niche market, with a business model that focuses on the growing

Tough new privacy legislation and employment laws which regulate gig economy workers have come into effect in California.  The two new state laws are relevant to the wider digital ecosystem because — as the largest economy in the US — California’s laws often become the de facto rules for companies

A new Californian law passed overnight requiring gig economy companies to treat their workers as employees rather than contractors. The decision is expected to be felt around the US and could rewrite the rules of the gig economy when the law comes into force in 2020. Webinar: Can I Trust


Up to $10.1 trillion could be processed via real-time payments solutions each year in Australia by 2023, according to a report from Visa. And there is sufficient demand for it, with gig economy workers wanting to be paid “within minutes” of completing a job. Based on research conducted by Telsyte,