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  • The gig economy is coming for your job. Uber Works, along with and the NEW GIG Act treat apps as a legal turnstile. Spin through, and the limited certainty and benefits that come with being an employee disappear. There is no intrinsic limit
  • There’s a brawl coming over government regulation. President Trump and his allies have vowed to dismantle much of the government’s regulatory superstructure, arguing that the costs are burdening U.S. business and slowing economic growth. Not so, respond Trump&rsquo
  • The assault on consumer protection. The past year was not a great one for consumers or the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, the agency mandated to regulate predatory lenders and abusive debt collectors. The Trump administration and its allies among special
  • Trump administration rolling back Obama fair housing rule. Two years after it first began chipping away at a controversial fair housing rule issued by the Obama administration in 2015, the Trump administration announced that it is issuing a wholly new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
  • NJ pays hospitals to build affordable housing. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) made a groundbreaking announcement in 2018: it would begin partnering with hospitals around the state to encourage them to provide affordable housing in their communities. The first
  • Consumer Action INSIDER - January 2020. The January 2020 issue of the Consumer Action INSIDER describes our updated Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) guide, Get Credit for Your Hard Work, which details how low-income workers are eligible for up to $6,557 with the EITC; advises readers of what to do if they're receiving loads of spam emails; describes the various coalition efforts we've recently joined (including one calling on Amtrak to end forced arbitration for passengers); updates readers on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and more.




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