– The Economist
On May 21st, the Supreme Court issued an employer-friendly ruling that could affect the rights of at least 25m American workers. In a 5-to-4 vote, split along ideological lines, the court ruled that companies may use arbitration clauses in employment contracts to prevent workers from banding together in lawsuits over workplace disputes.
– Tech Crunch
Verifly, which was launched in 2016 as an insurance provider for drone pilots, is expanding its services to include pretty much every type of part-time or contract work for the on-demand economy. Anyone from photographers and DJs to magicians and clowns – along with the legions of part-time handymen and women out there – can get insured for at least $1 million for just $5 per-hour, per-job. The company offers policies from just one hour and up to one month without an annual contract or commitment. To apply for a policy, users simply open the company’s app and select the type of work they do. Users then set the duration of their coverage, from an hour up to one month.
– The Wall Street Journal
With redistricting at stake, Democrats are stealing from Republican playbook – fielding candidates in nearly every district and dramatically increasing spending in state legislative contests.
Politifact investigates the often-made argument that the current federal minimum wage is worth far less than it was a half decade ago