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Helping people understand how COVID-19 affects work and employment by sharing insights and help from ILR's workplace experts.

Gig Worker Rights in New York State during the Covid-19 Crisis and Beyond

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This webinar was held on Thursday, May 14, 2020, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm, and examined the issues that gig-economy workers have been facing prior to and during the COVID-19 crisis. The panel assessed the existing policy and organizing solutions to the challenges. 

Gig-economy workers lacked protections that most regular employees enjoy under existing legal frameworks. As such, they were already more vulnerable to the consequences of economic downswings and workplace safety risks. The current crisis exacerbated these vulnerabilities. This calls for an evaluation of the policy and organizing solutions proposed and developed before the outbreak, and for the need to adjust such solutions to the new realities of the workplace caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

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