A Conservative Court: The Supreme Court Sides With Companies Over Arbitration Agreements
– 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.
Verifly Launches A Business Insurance Product For Gig Economy Workers
– 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.
Democrats Take A Page From GOP: Target The State Houses
– 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.
Is The Minimum Wage Worth Less Now Than 50 Years Ago?
Politifact investigates the often-made argument that the current federal minimum wage is worth far less than it was a half decade ago