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In-House Workloads Are Increasing as Economy Booms

In-house workloads are increasing and law departments are busier than over. Thank the booming economy and record low unemployment, with many companies unable to find candidates in an incredibly tight legal market with thousands of in-house counsel job openings. How … Continue reading

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DOL Says Some Gig Economy Workers are Independent Contractors

In an opinion letter dated April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) explained that some service providers working for a virtual marketplace company (VMC) are independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).   This opinion letter identifies the test the DOL is … Continue reading

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Fiona Scott Morton on The Antitrust Paradigm: Restoring a Competitive Economy

Fiona M. Scott Morton Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics Yale University School of Management pr(find B when G) * ΔC pr(find G when B) * ΔP false positives false negatives Old world > always! New evidence << Why? ΔC much… … Continue reading

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Who Are Gig Economy Workers?

The gig economy continues to confound courts and workers alike—nowhere more so than when the workers in question are drivers for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. In 2018 alone, federal and state courts in Pennsylvania arrived at virtually … Continue reading

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Aspen Institute – Automation and a Changing Economy

Automation is an important ingredient driving economic growth and progress. “Automation has enabled us to feed a growing population while allowing workers to transition from subsistence farming to new forms of work. Automation helped moved us from a craft system to mass … Continue reading

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