Tag: benefits

Work in crisis: Furlough benefits not for everyone

Image copyright Getty Images Support for self-employed workers has worked less well than furlough for employees. The two looked similar, but were designed very differently Many have fallen through the cracks in support, but for some, it’s a £13,250 windfall they didn’t need The crisis and big changes to the way we work coincide with reforms already under way, that… Read more →

Uber and Lyft sued by California, accused of denying driver benefits

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption California Attorney General Xavier Becerra The state of California has sued ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft, accusing them of denying their drivers paid sick leave and other benefits. In the lawsuit, Attorney General Xavier Becerra said the companies are wrongly classifying their drivers as independent contractors, instead of employees. The move follows the landmark… Read more →