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Democrats Seek To Preserve Safety Protections Eroded By Gig Economy

February 07, 2018
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect more clarity about independent contractor responsibility under the provisions of the OSH Act. Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate labor committee, is seeking bipartisan support to preserve worker safety and other protections that many fear are being eroded by the growing use of “independent contractors” in the gig economy who are generally not covered by such safeguards. “The hype of the ‘gig economy’ has...

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