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Federal judge rules Uber limo drivers are independent contractors

AdobeStock_92164785.jpegPart of what makes Uber, Lyft, Grubhub and other "gig economy" companies so profitable is that they have relatively few employees. The vast majority of these companies' workforces are made up of independent contractors. Since they are not employees, they are not entitled to minimum wage or overtime protections, much less workplace benefits such as workers' compensation, access to unemployment insurance, shared payroll tax liability or employer-sponsored healthcare.

9th Circuit: Salary history doesn't justify gender gap in pay

AdobeStock_72205790.jpegAccording to the Pew Research Center, an average woman working in the United States makes about 82 cents for every dollar a male peer makes for doing the same work. Some of that pay gap can be explained by differences in choice of occupation, educational attainment, or work experience, but the majority of the gap is likely the result of gender discrimination.

Publishers acting swiftly on books tainted by sexual harassment

AdobeStock_73418434.jpeg"It's a pretty tumultuous time," one literary agent commented to the New York Times. "It's hard to get it right all the time, but I do think people understand now that these situations are more often about power, and not about sex."

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