Stories tagged: "gig worker"


Bartender Sara Kennely, walks behind the bar as preparations, like spacing out the barstools, are underway, Thursday, June 4, 2020, at Max's Allegheny Tavern on Pittsburgh's North Side for patrons to dine inside is permitted when most of southwest Pennsylvania loosens COVID-19 restrictions allowing eat-in dining on Friday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Increase in Base Pay for Pennsylvania Tipped Workers Starts Friday

A new regulation that will raise the base pay of tipped workers, limit tip pooling, and prevent employers from subtracting credit card transaction fees from workers’ tips was approved in March and goes into effect Friday.

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A New Labor Department Proposal Could End Up Stripping Some Workers of Their Rights

The Trump administration proposed a new rule this week that could make it more difficult for some workers to be classified as employees.

Graphic via Tania Lil for COURIER
57 Million Americans Are Freelancers. The Unemployment System Is Completely Failing Us.

These are the obstacles facing freelancers—which include about 57 million Americans—applying for unemployment because of work lost due to coronavirus.