The EU Commission on Wednesday published a “Pillar of Social Rights,” which sets out 20 proposals for improving worker social protections. Among them is one aimed at building better social protections for gig economy workers who are hired, on a task-by-task basis, by companies like Uber. 313 more words
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Public Employment Service in US - USDOL has neglected strengthening the partnership with Unemployment Insurance research finds
The Employment Service-Unemployment Insurance (ES-UI) partnership is rooted in permanent authorizing statutes, an identical fund source, common rules for state administration, and interdependent practices to guard against improper payments and expose claimants to suitable job openings. 260 more words
Some researchers and policymakers have reasonably worried that generous UI could discourage serious job search and raise workers’ wage demands unrealistically (an instance of what economists call “moral hazard”), thereby slowing the overall labor market recovery. 281 more words
New Mexico has a unique program that combines behavioral economics and predictive analytics.
During the height of the Great Recession, when 10 percent of workers were out of a job, unemployment insurance pumped $155 billion into the pockets of laid-off workers. 73 more words