gig economy

The move is a blow to firms hoping to avoid lawsuits from workers over job misclassification.
The coronavirus is forcing restaurant servers, delivery people and others to work under dangerous conditions. Here's what to tip them.
The state law, which seeks to categorize many independent contractors as employees with additional benefits, could upend the companies’ businesses.
The legislation could force tech companies to consider workers who are now independent contractors as employees and provide them with additional benefits.
The New Republic seeks an editor to "rais[e] hell" about inequality — in a 29.5 hour "part-time," non-union, no-benefits position.
Your next boss could be an algorithm
In a country with one of the lowest rates of female participation in the labor market, the digital economy is enabling some women to become breadwinners
At the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference in Washington DC, Henry Jackson, the President of SHRM, noted that the "rise of freelance
All this discussion of our current "gig" economy has probably got Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, and every other pre-sixties jazz musician rolling in their graves. I can hear them bellyaching: 'A gig economy? There ain't enough nightclubs to support that many gigs!'
When a Mouse Dances With a Hippo Even those around the world who don't favor America still see the USA as the land of opportunity
The future of hiring is here; it's just not evenly distributed. That paraphrase of the Silicon Valley proverb from Alan Kay tells a lot about the problems in virtually every company.
In exploring what education could and should look like in the decades ahead, we could find that: Working alongside smart
That's simply not true anymore.  If like me, you got your first job in the late 60s or early 70s, then you had 50% more buying
The Class of 2016 chose majors and academic degrees at university based on a passion for an area(s) of study. Accenture Strategy
The gig economy is still part and parcel of the larger rigged economy -- where huge swaths of the U.S. middle class have remained economically stagnant for 20 years, union membership has been declining for decades, and income inequality has reached a 30-year high.
As a college student, summer means liberation from class and midterms, but it's also time for the often-dreaded hunt for an internship. Rather than gamble with internship-ception, ask the real question... "Is an internship even worth it?"
The gig economy tends to divide opinion quite roundly, with supporters saying it offers a tremendous level of flexibility and opportunity, whilst its detractors suggesting it offers a race to the bottom coupled with intense uncertainty.
Disruption is changing some industries, but she said it's time for worker protections to be disrupted too.