WHERE TO WATCH
Getting Insurance for your Gig
May 23, 2018
Verifly is now offering short-term, on-demand insurance by the job for independent workers. As the gig economy continues to expand, the start-up is hoping to start covering contractors at rates as low as $5 an hour.
France’s Macron Establishes $5.5 Billion Fund for French Startups
Sep 19, 2019
What California's New Labor Law Means For Food Delivery Companies
Hiring delivery contractors is a big part of getting into new markets for food delivery companies such as Grubhub, Uber, DoorDash, and Postmates . A new state law in California will extend wage and benefit protections to millions of workers. The legislation expected to go into effect early next year, and could spell trouble for companies relying on the gig economy. John Egbert, Analyst at Stifel, joined Cheddar to discuss how the law will impact delivery companies.
May 24, 2018
Drone Insurance Co. Turns to the Gig Economy
Verifly started out by selling per-flight insurance plans for people using expensive drones but has now expanded to offering short-term insurance for all types of workers in the gig economy.
Sep 11, 2019
Uber Lays Off Hundreds as California Senate Disrupts Gig Economy Business Model
Uber announced it was laying off 435 employees in its product and engineering departments on the same day California's Senate passed a bill that forces the ride-hailing giant to classify workers as employees. Business Insider transportation reporter Graham Rapier breaks down the company's internal restructuring.