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PROTECT FREELANCERS FROM EXPLOITATION – VILLANUEVA

The Senate is rushing legislation that will put a “mantle of protection” on some 1.5 million freelancers and gig economy workers whose numbers ballooned during the pandemic. Senator Joel Villanueva, the labor committee chair who is spearheading the codification of their rights, said freelancers are the most vulnerable from abuse and exploitation. Part of the […]

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HOUSE OKAYS BILL ON LEGAL, LABOR FRAMEWORK FOR ‘GIG’ ECONOMY

The House of Representatives has passed on second reading before adjourning sine die a measure that aims to establish employment standards in the so-called “gig” economy populated by online-based freelance employees, in a bid to generate more jobs and career workers in the digital sector as the country transitions to the “new normal” way of transacting business and services.  […]