About 5 months ago

05/05/2021 - Biden Blocks Trump-Era Gig-Worker Rule

– The Wall Street Journal
The decision removes an extra layer of assurance gig companies wanted to prevent workers from being classified as employees.
– The Washington Post
Ken Chenault, former head of American Express, and Ken Frazier, head of Merck, have helped lead the campaign to get companies involved.
– HuffPost
While some employers may be struggling to hire for one reason or another, economists say generous unemployment benefits are not the cause. A spate of academic studies found the extra benefits weren’t stopping people from going back to work after all.
– The New York Times
Landlords cut small retailers a break on rent during the pandemic, but stores are still struggling because too few office workers and tourists have returned.