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Catch, offering health insurance for gig workers, relaunches with new owners

Alexa Irish and Laura Speyer, now the co-CEOs of Catch, acquired the company in June after the original co-founders shuttered the company.

Judge upholds $18 minimum pay for NYC delivery workers

In a blow to Uber, DoorDash and Grubhub, a New York judge on Thursday ruled to allow the implementation of the minimum pay rate of $18 per hour for New York City’s food delivery workers. The del

Collective, a financial management platform for freelancers, raises $50M

Collective, a platform and advisory team that provides bookkeeping, payroll and tax advice to freelancers, today announced it raised $50 million in a funding round led by Gradient Ventures, Innovius C

Gig workers in California to receive millions for unpaid vehicle expenses

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other app-based ride-hail and delivery companies will have to reimburse California gig workers potentially millions of dollars for unpaid vehicle expenses between 2022 and 202

Fiverr Enterprise aims to streamline managing large groups of freelancers

In 2021, gig marketplace Fiverr acquired Stoke Talent, a startup developing freelance management tools for employers, for $95 million. The move expanded Fiverr’s business by bringing it into new

Salt Labs raises $10M to gamify frontline work

Salt Labs, a rewards platform for hourly workers, today emerged from stealth with $10 million in pre-seed funding led by Fin Capital with participation from Anthem Venture Partners and others. Co-foun

The FTC orders HomeAdvisor to pay up to $7.2M for lying about lead quality and other matters

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has ordered home services marketplace HomeAdvisor to pay up to $7.2 million for its use of deceptive and misleading tactics in selling home improvement project leads

The battle over gig worker status is heating up

The fight over whether gig workers are independent contractors or employees has been heating up this week on both state and federal levels. The stakes? A once disruptive business model could soon be d

FTC sets its sights on ‘unfair, deceptive, and anticompetitive practices’ in gig economy

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into the complex and potentially unfair economics and policies of the gig economy for “deceptive, unfair, and otherwise unlawful acts and practices.&#8221

Can the algorithms that ride-hailing and delivery startups use be fair?

The more opaque the algorithms, the more regulators and the public have a hard time holding companies accountable.

Zūm founder strikes balance between accessibility and a massive logistics network

As part of our ongoing series of interviews with transportation founders, we sat down with Zūm founder Ritu Narayan to catch up on the past year.

Walmart’s last-mile delivery service, Walmart GoLocal, tops 1M deliveries in year one

Walmart’s last-mile delivery service business, Walmart GoLocal, has topped 1 million deliveries in its first year, the retailer today revealed. The company offered a brief update on the state of

Massachusetts court rejects ballot to define gig workers as contractors

In a major setback for app-based gig economy companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, a Massachusetts court ruled on Tuesday to throw out a proposed ballot measure that would, if passed, define gig wor

Uber shareholders to vote on lobbying disclosure proposal

Uber shareholders will vote Monday on a proposal that, if approved, will compel the company to fully disclose its “direct and indirect lobbying activities and expenditures.” Advocates of the propo

ImaliPay gets $3M to offer financial services to underserved gig workers across Africa

The gig economy is experiencing profound growth in Africa. Yet, all that growth hasn’t changed the status of workers who are seen as contractors rather than employees. Because many of them, particul

London-based SteadyPay helps freelancers and gig workers stabilize their income

The “gig economy” gave rise to a set of startups focused on meeting the needs of freelance and self-employed workers, from labor marketplaces Upwork and Fiverr to client management tools l

DoorDash tests a full-time employment option in New York as it launches ‘ultra-fast’ delivery

DoorDash announced today that it’s introducing “ultra-fast” deliveries in 10-15 minutes beginning with a single DashMart location in New York City. To start, ultra-fast deliveries w

Instacart introduces new ‘Shopper Safety Alert’ feature for delivery people on the platform

On-demand grocery platform Instacart is rolling out new safety features for its delivery workers. The company has launched a new “Shopper Safety Alert” feature that will notify its deliver

HoneyBook doubles valuation with new round as it helps independent workers get paid

Not only did HoneyBook double its annual recurring revenue since the beginning of 2021, the company also more than doubled its new subscribers in the last 12 months.

Moves wants to reward gig workers with shares in Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub

Moves, a Toronto-based gig economy fintech startup, wants to reward gig workers with stocks from the companies for which they drive. The first version of the Moves Collective, as the startup’s n
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