France’s highest appeals court ruled that a former Uber Technologies Inc. driver should be recognized as an employee rather than as an independent contractor, putting France ahead of other efforts around the world to give gig-economy workers the ability to demand broader employment benefits. The decision–which can’t be appealed–appears to be the first from a… Continue reading Uber Ruling in France Boosts Gig Workers’ Rights
Singapore is rolling out the red carpet for top talent, launching a programme to initially attract 500 individuals with a proven track record of contributing to the global technology ecosystem. Under the so-called Tech.Pass programme, qualified individuals will be able to secure a new type of visa allowing them to start and operate more than… Continue reading Singapore to Introduce New Visa to Draw Top Global Tech Talent
In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.