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States of Work: New York Governor Eyes Gig Worker Status

Sept. 12, 2019, 12:13 PM

This week’s “States of Work” looks at the possibility that New York will be the next state to tackle worker classification in the gig economy, with the governor voicing support for giving more people the full legal protections of “employee” status.

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New York Gig Worker Classification

New York soon may look to redefine some workers as employees instead of independent contractors, boosting their rights and benefits.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said the state could follow the lead of California—where the state...

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