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Call for Papers: “Reshaping Work in the Platform Economy”

By: Diane Ring Last October, the international conference “Reshaping Work in the Platform Economy” was held in Amsterdam. I blogged about the two-day event that explored a wide range of legal, business and social issues here and here.  The call for … Continue reading

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Cash and digital payments in the new economy

On 13 March 2018, HM Treasury issued a call for evidence on the role of cash and digital payments in the new economy. The Government views the call for evidence as an important step in the discussion about cash and … Continue reading

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IU Tax Policy Colloquium: Ring, “Silos and First Movers In the Sharing Economy Debates”

Prof. Diane RingBy: Leandra Lederman On March 1, the Indiana University Maurer School of Law welcomed Surly’s own Prof. Diane Ring from Boston College Law School as the fourth speaker of the year in our Tax Policy Colloquium. Diane presented … Continue reading

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GrubHub Driver Ruled Independent Contractor In First of Its Kind Gig Economy Trial

In a highly anticipated opinion, a Federal Judge in California ruled in favor of GrubHub, an internet food ordering service, finding it properly classified a delivery driver as an independent contractor. In Lawson v. GrubHub, the plaintiff, a delivery driver, … Continue reading

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What Does GrubHub’s Big Win In Its Independent Contractor Misclassification Trial Mean for Other On-Demand, Sharing Economy Businesses?

Earlier today, GrubHub, Inc. won its highly publicized case brought against it by a restaurant delivery driver / courier for allegedly misclassifying him as an independent contractor. The case drew sustained media attention during a non-jury trial in federal court … Continue reading

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