Texas Commission Approves New Rule Affecting Gig-Economy Workers

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The Texas Workforce Commission approved a controversial new rule on so-called gig-economy workers during its meeting Tuesday morning.

As KUT News reports, it changes regulations for app-based companies that hire contractors, including people who drive for Uber or deliver food for DoorDash.

This past December, the three-member TWC board voted to eliminate a requirement for those firms to pay state taxes for unemployment insurance for contractors. Labor unions and workers’ rights groups say the rule was […]

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