Sharing Economy

Conflicting Interpretations of Worker Classification

Workers in some states may now be classified as both independent contractors and employees.

Who Are Gig Economy Workers?

Gig economy companies control workers in new ways but present no new regulatory issues.

Regulating Work in an Age of Fissuring and Automation

Employers may increasingly automate their workplaces, requiring a new approach to workplace regulation.

Labor Without Employment

Firms have moral obligations to those who perform work regardless of employment status.

The Future of Workplace Regulation

Scholars debate the current and future regulatory landscape for workers.

Who Holds the Keys to Rental Housing Data?

New York City ordinance that would regulate online home-sharing platforms hits a red light in federal court.

Preventing the Sharing Economy From Abusing Your Data

Scholars argue that consumer protection law can address sharing economy firms’ potential to abuse information.

Home Sharing Could Face New Regulation in Seattle

Proposed regulations would limit number of short-term rental properties and add license requirements.

The Home-Sharing Industry Attempts to Fight Off Regulators

The outcome of a lawsuit filed by Airbnb may define the regulatory limits of the sharing economy.

Making Profits by Disrupting the Regulatory Status Quo

Scholar explains the rise and expansion of startups that push the regulatory envelope.

Philadelphia Cracks Down on Uber

Philadelphia’s parking authority takes action to rein in Uber’s alleged violations of the city’s regulations.

Regulating Unicorns

Legal scholar argues that the largest private startups should be required to disclose more information.