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New Laws for the Digital Platform Economy: A Policy Discussion

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WI500
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What qualifies someone as an "employee"? What makes someone an "independent contractor"? What are the best policy approaches for protecting workers' rights in the digital platform economy? What impact will newly proposed bills in New York State have on workers, employers and the economy?

Join us for a forum that brings together advocates, lawmakers, and workers to evaluate the policy solutions being proposed in New York State.

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Effective March 16, 2020, the educational programs scheduled to be delivered at our New York City facility will be moved to virtual delivery, where possible, or rescheduled. For those programs that do not lend themselves to a distance-education format, we will postpone them until we receive guidance from the University and public health officials that it is safe to hold those programs in-person. Please contact ilrcustomerservice@cornell.edu with any questions. We will provide updates as they become available from the University.

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What qualifies someone as an "employee"? What makes someone an "independent contractor"? What are the best policy approaches for protecting workers' rights in the digital platform economy? What impact will newly proposed bills in New York State have on workers, employers and the economy?

Join us for a forum that brings together advocates, lawmakers, and workers to evaluate the policy solutions being proposed in New York State.

Date: Friday, March 20th, 2020
Discussion: 2 PM - 4 PM
Reception: 4 PM - 5 PM
Location: 570 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Speakers:

  • Senator Jessica Ramos, NY State Senate
  • Ken Jacobs, Chair, Labor Center, UC Berkely¬†
  • Brian Chen,¬†Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project
  • Andrew Greenblatt, Executive Director, IDG Benefits Fund
  • Two App Workers

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