Tech at Work: DE&I at Facebook, Prop 22 and gig worker earnings

Hey, ya’ll. I’m experimenting with a bi-weekly roundup that looks at the state of labor in tech. We’ll use this space to explore topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion, the future of work, issues relating to pay equality, notable personnel changes and much more. This week, we’re looking at Facebook’s civil rights audit, a…

Uber UK launches Work Hub for drivers to find other gig jobs during COVID-19

Uber UK has launched a Work Hub for drivers to view a selection of temporary work opportunities with other companies as a way to supplement pandemic-hit ride-hailing earnings during the coronavirus crisis. The Work Hub sits within the Uber driver app and displays offers of work from third party providers — including jobs that involve…

Reopening your business the smart way during COVID-19

Two months ago, businesses shuttered as Americans united to flatten the curve after the coronavirus outbreak. Now, we find our country at a crossroads. Some states are preparing to open their doors while others continue to wait out the storm. Regardless of how close you are to returning to business as usual, consider these points…

How is PeoplePerHour dealing with remote working during Covid-19?

PeoplePerHour by nature is all about remote working. We empower collaboration in an efficient and cost-effective way. However, as a team, we’ve been used to collaborating in our offices and meeting up in person to work on the next campaign or product update. Given the current situation with Covid-19, we’re now two weeks into adopting…

SF survey addresses gig workers’ concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic

With the novel coronavirus pandemic posing an ongoing threat to people’s health, especially the health of essential workers, San Francisco is conducting a survey to learn more about the issues gig workers are facing during this time. The results of this survey, which should be available within four to six weeks, will help shape local…

How to Find, Hire & Protect Workers During a Pandemic

Americans are being advised to practice social distancing and, in some cases, shelter in place as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the economy. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are out of work and worried about where their next paycheck will come from. Meanwhile, essential businesses are still open and are seeing an incredible spike…

How to Protect Yourself on the Job During a Pandemic

With all of the news outlets telling you to practice “social distancing” and to stay and work from home, you’re among millions of people asking themselves the same questions. “Can I afford to stay home and not work?” “If I do work…is it safe?” Concerts, sporting events, schools, offices–they’ve all come to a stop. But…

How Uber, Lyft, Seamless and more are addressing taxed gig economy workers

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is going to prove a major test of the gig economy. Already an ever-increasingly important part of our daily lives, grocery and food delivery services along with ride-hailing apps are going to play a fundamental role in helping individuals enact government-recommended social distancing. More often than not, however, these workers get…

How to Put On Safe Events During a Pandemic

If you walk into your local pharmacy today, you’ll be lucky if you see any surgical masks or hand sanitizer sitting on the shelves. As the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues to spread, fear and panic has started to guide what we buy and where we go. According to the Centers for Disease Control and…