Thursday, March 08, 2018

Employees vs. Independent Contractors in the Gig Economy

NPR’s All Things Considered examines the distinction between employees and independent contractors here. Whether someone falls into one or the other category has many consequences  concerning, for instance, minimum wages and overtime, pensions, benefits such as insurance. Cases are coming through the courts concerning Uber and Lyft drivers, freelancers and contract workers.
4 min, 29 sec, transcript available.