On July 27, 2017, House Republicans unveiled a bill, entitled the Save Local Business Act, that would amend two labor and employment statutes to clarify when an entity can be deemed a “joint employer.”
On July 11, 2017, the UK government published the Review of Modern Working Practices. Theresa May commissioned the "Taylor Review" to consider how the UK labour market can address challenges of modern working practices.
Anticipated rules to “clarify” New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which amend Title 6 of the City’s Rules by adding a new chapter 12, have now been promulgated by the Department of Consumer Affairs and go into effect on July 24, 2017.
On May 30, 2017, Mayor de Blasio signed five bills – collectively called the “Fair Workplace” legislative package – four of which significantly restrict the ability of fast food and retail employers to schedule their staff.
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), a lawmaker known for closely monitoring the changing nature of work, has introduced in the Senate legislation to promote innovative ways to offer portable benefits to workers in the on-demand economy.