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In the News: Gig economy results in “poverty for many gig workers”

by | Aug 18, 2018 | Misclassification

In The Mercury News, Maria Noel Fernandez and Ben Field note that when a company classifies a worker as an independent contractor rather than as an employee, “it avoids providing essentials like Social Security contributions, minimum wages, overtime and health care, as well as pushing expenses, such as maintaining a vehicle, onto workers. . . . The result is poverty for many gig workers.” Read the full opinion entitled “California’s gig economy workers deserve basic protections” here.

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