TechCrunch+ roundup: Due diligence roadmap, employment law basics, YC’s Michael Seibel
There’s no nice way to say this: when it comes to onboarding new employees, most early-stage startups are either inept or uninterested.
4 employment law mistakes startups can stop making today
As the old saying goes, your people are your business' most important assets. And that's true for startups as well.
Starting up remotely? Keep these labor laws and tax guidelines in mind
You don’t want to be doing a great thing for your business -- finding the right talent in the right location -- and then be hit with a penalty because you didn’t properly register an employee.
Dear Sophie: Any advice on visa issues for new hires?
I run operations at an early-stage startup, and I’ve been tasked with hiring and HR. I’m feeling out of my depth and trying to figure out visa issues for prospective hires. Do you have any advice?
Dear Sophie: Does it make sense to sponsor immigrant talent to work remotely?
My startup is considering individuals who live outside the U.S. for a few positions we are looking to fill. Does it make sense to sponsor them for a visa to work remotely from somewhere in the U.S.?
Uber loses gig workers rights challenge in UK Supreme Court
Uber has lost a long-running employment tribunal challenge in the U.K.’s Supreme Court — with the court dismissing the ride-hailing giant’s appeal and reaffirming earlier rulings tha
Working for social justice isn’t a ‘distraction’ for mission-focused companies
People do their best work and form championship teams when they feel good about supporting their teammates and colleagues, not when they remain silent on their behalf.
Dear Sophie: What are my F-1 and other immigration options after graduation?
Here’s another edition of “Dear Sophie,” the advice column that answers immigration-related questions about working at technology companies.
Deliveroo criticized over ‘inadequate’ PPE provision and income support for riders risking coronavirus exposure
UK food delivery giant Deliveroo has been called on to do more to protect riders’ incomes and safety during the coronavirus crisis. The ‘meals-on-wheels’ service couriers provide mak
Startups Weekly: Investors are keeping terms friendly — instead they say ‘no’ more often
[Editor’s note: Want to get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that startups can use by email? Subscribe here.] Multiple liquidation preferences, full-ratchet anti-dilution clauses and pa
The changing face of employment law during a global pandemic
Prompted by Jeff Bezos’s plans to test all Amazon employees for the virus that causes COVID-19, we wondered whether employers can mandate employee testing, regardless of symptoms. The issue pits pub
Can employers mandate COVID-19 testing?
COVID-19 commanded an understandably outsized presence in Jeff Bezos’s annual shareholder letter last week. The Amazon exec laid out the company’s plans for addressing the pandemic on a number of
Startup Law A to Z: Regulatory Compliance
Startups are but one species in a complex regulatory and public policy ecosystem. This ecosystem is larger and more powerfully dynamic than many founders appreciate, with distinct yet overlapping laws
Startup Law A to Z: Employment Law
Your startup will not succeed unless you, the founder, build an exceptional team. Great teams are built on top of great culture. Yet any venture-backed startup founder will tell you, myself included,
Uber loses another appeal against drivers’ rights in UK
Uber has lost another appeal against a landmark 2016 UK employment tribunal ruling that found a group of drivers to be workers, rather than self-employed, meaning they’re entitled to benefits su
UK workplace rights reform doesn’t look disruptive to gig economy giants
The UK government has set out a labor market reform package it bills as a major upgrade to workplace rights in the era of disruptive gig economy platforms. The reforms, which include new legislation
Uber back in court in UK to argue against workers rights for drivers
Uber is back in court in the UK today and tomorrow to try once again to overturn a two year old employment tribunal ruling that judged a group of Uber drivers to be workers — meaning they
UK Uber drivers to stage 24 hour strike over pay and conditions
A UK union that represents the interests of Uber drivers has called a 24 hour strike for tomorrow. Ride-hailing giant Uber may not be comfortable thinking of the people who do the driving on its platf
License caps and CCTV among ride-hailing rule changes urged in report to UK gov’t
Uber and similar services could be facing caps on the number of licenses for vehicles that can operate ride-hailing services in London and other UK cities under rule changes being recommended to the g
Study flags poor-quality working conditions for remote gig workers
An Oxford University study of remote gig economy work conducted on digital platforms has highlighted poor-quality working conditions with implications for employees’ well-being. The research com