Google recently announced that it will require staffing agencies that supply talent to Google to provide a minimum wage and benefits to their employees. Staffing agencies will have to pay those employees a minimum wage of $15 per hour and provide specific benefits including access to health insurance, tuition reimbursement of up to $5,000, 12 weeks of paid parental leave, and at least eight paid sick days.
The bots are coming. Automation is already starting to replace jobs. Robots and computers are not only taking over routine physical work activities, but they can now tackle more complicated tasks like driving and sensing emotions. And they're cheaper than humans too.