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The FTC went after Amazon for withholding gig drivers’ tips. Can consumer harm approaches be stretched even further to protect gig workers?

The FTC went after Amazon for withholding gig drivers’ tips. Can consumer harm approaches be stretched even further to protect gig workers?

For years, Amazon promised its Fresh and Prime Now gig delivery drivers they would receive all customer tips. Instead, Amazon diverted these tips to cover base wages, according to a complaint against Amazon by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) last month. The...

Weekend News & Commentary

Weekend News & Commentary

Commenting on the Google walkout last Thursday, Professor Brishen Rogers told CNBC that the “numbers and level of coordination involved” were “unprecedented” in the tech sector.  In white-collar tech, where employers pose as “family” and salaries are high, unions...

Weekend News & Commentary

Weekend News & Commentary

On Saturday afternoon, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The 50-48 vote is among the closest in history, and the tenor of battles over Kavanaugh’s fitness revealed and further rived a divided a country.  Much...