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Mass. high court kills ballot question on gig worker classification

One analysis out of UC Berkeley estimated that a driver working 15 hours a week for companies like Uber and Lyft could legally earn $4.82 an hour — slightly above one-third of the state’s minimum wage — after factoring in unpaid idle time, unreimbursed mileage and other costs.


Workers are changing health plans more than ever

Medicaid, Affordable Care Act plans and special employer subsidies helped many who lost coverage, but “the pandemic has showed the risks of having health insurance tied to employment,” said Laurel Lucia.