Low-Paid Wage and Gig Workers
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Reports & Briefs
By James A. Parrott and Nicholas B. Martin
Many aspects of New York’s workers’ comp benefit structure combine to deliver inadequate lost-worktime compensation to injured workers. Since 2007 workers' comp “reforms,” payments to or on behalf of workers have fallen relative to workers’ comp premiums while insurance company profits have soared.
By Lina Moe, James A. Parrott, and Jason Rochford
In the wake of California's groundbreaking AB5 legislation, which subjects employers to an “ABC test” that narrows the guidelines for which companies can classify their workers as independent contractors, New York State lawmakers have begun exploring similar measures to better protect workers against misclassification and exploitation.
An Earnings Standard for New York City’s App-dispatched FHV Drivers: Economic Analysis and Policy Assessment
New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission implemented a $17.22 after-expense per hour minimum driver pay standard for app-dispatched FHV drivers in February 2019. The pay standard was the first in the nation for app drivers.