Los Angeles Times business reporter covering the technology industry with a focus on accountability
The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision created a new test for what kind of work qualifies someone as an employee in the state.
Jul. 1from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The gig economy has made it easy and fast to order food, groceries, or a ride.
Feb. 12, 2019from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Restaurants across LA are accepting credit and debit cards only because cash can be a liability for businesses and consumers. However, 22% of U.S.
Aug. 1from Greater LA
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra wants Facebook to turn over emails, documents, etc.
Nov. 7from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
The Trump administration wants to end Temporary Protected Status, which allows immigrants currently living in the U.S.
Nov. 5from Greater LA
When people get in their cars in LA, one of the first things they do is type a destination into a smartphone. Millions of people worldwide use GPS.
Jun. 6from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Facial recognition software is touted as making us safer. Is it worth the risk of misidentification -- and the violation of privacy?
Nov. 7from To the Point
The goods movement is the backbone of Southern California’s Inland Empire. With the threat of automation looming, what’s going to happen to the people getting replaced by robots?
Sep. 19from Greater LA
A state bill called AB 5 would require businesses that rely on independent contractors to reclassify them as employees and offer benefits such as health insurance and sick pay. There’s…
Sep. 11from KCRW Features
Host Steve Chiotakis goes on a grunion run. Embattled LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva takes tough questions from KCRW's Warren Olney.
Jul. 23from Greater LA
In a Memorial Day rebroadcast of Greater LA’s pilot episode, KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis visits a giant car shredder between the Ports of L.A.
May. 25, 2019from Greater LA