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Unions and gig-economy firms in US gear up for benefits battle

Leading Democrat in New York State Assembly plans to introduce legislation early next year

New York

FACED with a barrage of lawsuits from workers demanding benefits and recognition as employees, some companies in the fast-growing "gig economy" are looking to settle the issues through legislation.

Joseph Morelle, the No 2 Democrat in the New York State Assembly, said he...

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