12/10/2015 – A Middle Ground Between Contract Worker and Employee (The New York Times)

Dec 10, 2015 Comments Off by

Alan B. Krueger, a former chief economist to President Obama, and Seth D. Harris, a former deputy labor secretary, argued in a paper released this week that many workers in the so-called online gig economy should have more rights and protections than most do now. At the same time, they wrote, “forcing these new forms of work into a traditional employment relationship could be an existential threat to the emergence of online-intermediated work.”

Munchery’s experience, however, suggests that the traditional employee-contractor dichotomy in the laws governing work may still hold up reasonably well when it comes to this new world. The true source of ambiguity may be confusion on the part of the companies themselves over which model best suits their business needs.

Read the full article in The New York Times.

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