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Senators Seek Data On Gig Workers As Democrats Aim To Bolster Protections

July 09, 2018
Senators are urging the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to gather more information, more frequently about the scope of the contingent workforce, underscoring concerns by labor advocates and Democrats who are pushing legislation to better protect workers classified as “independent contractors” in the so-called on-demand economy. Recent reports have varied on the scope of growth in the number of workers classified as independent contractors -- who are responsible for their own safety and health under provisions of the Occupational Safety...

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