Transcription company Rev has recently updated its Terms of Service agreement following reports of workers unhappy with low pay and exposure to graphic files without warning.
The new changes explains its workers classification as independent contractors, apart from this the company has also added age limit according to the new terms the company now requires transcribers to be at least 18, or older in some states.
Before the new terms there was no age requirement for working on transcriptions. US employment laws largely don’t apply to the type of freelance labor used by Rev, so there may be people under 16 working over 40 hours a week on Rev and that’s not illegal.
Rev charges customers a flat rate of $1 per minute of audio / video transcribed. Much of it is innocuous content, like meetings, but workers have criticized the company in the past couple weeks over receiving a shrinking share of that rate and encountering disturbing content without warning.