The new racial wage code in the US

03/23/2022 11:00 am 03/23/2022 12:00 pm Australia/Melbourne The new racial wage code in the US

The gig economy has given rise to debates worldwide about how to categorise 'on-demand' platform workers. In the United States labour representatives and workers have demanded platform workers be afforded the same benefits as employees, while employers have proffered a new category of worker which limits worker protections.

As both Australia and the US grapple with how best to categorise gig workers, webinar speaker Veena Dubal, Professor of Law at the University of California, will lay bare the racial politics underlying this underprotected category of workers in the US.

Speaker

Professor Veena Dubal, Professor of Law, UC Hastings Law (USA)

Prof Dubal’s research focuses on the intersection of law, technology and precarious employment. She has been cited by the California Supreme Court, and her scholarship has been published in top-tier law review and peer-reviewed journals including the California Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Empirical and Labor Law, and Perspectives on Politics. Professor Dubal’s writing has also been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and Slate. Prof Dubal is currently writing a manuscript (“Driving Freedom, Navigating Neoliberalism”) on how five decades of shifting technologies and emergent regulatory regimes changed the everyday lives and work experiences of ride-hail drivers in San Francisco.

Discussant

Dr Ingrid Landau from the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School, will provide a response from an Australian legal perspective.

Host

Associate Professor Dominique Allen, Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School

Organised by

Labour Equality and Human Rights research group (LEAH), Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School

Registration

Register via Zoom

Event Details

Date:
23 March 2022 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue:
Online - Melbourne time
Categories:
Business Law and Taxation

Description

The gig economy has given rise to debates worldwide about how to categorise 'on-demand' platform workers. In the United States labour representatives and workers have demanded platform workers be afforded the same benefits as employees, while employers have proffered a new category of worker which limits worker protections.

As both Australia and the US grapple with how best to categorise gig workers, webinar speaker Veena Dubal, Professor of Law at the University of California, will lay bare the racial politics underlying this underprotected category of workers in the US.

Speaker

Professor Veena Dubal, Professor of Law, UC Hastings Law (USA)

Prof Dubal’s research focuses on the intersection of law, technology and precarious employment. She has been cited by the California Supreme Court, and her scholarship has been published in top-tier law review and peer-reviewed journals including the California Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Empirical and Labor Law, and Perspectives on Politics. Professor Dubal’s writing has also been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and Slate. Prof Dubal is currently writing a manuscript (“Driving Freedom, Navigating Neoliberalism”) on how five decades of shifting technologies and emergent regulatory regimes changed the everyday lives and work experiences of ride-hail drivers in San Francisco.

Discussant

Dr Ingrid Landau from the Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School, will provide a response from an Australian legal perspective.

Host

Associate Professor Dominique Allen, Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School

Organised by

Labour Equality and Human Rights research group (LEAH), Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash Business School

Registration

Register via Zoom