Gig economy - contractors or employees
In the “future of work” the gig economy conversation is critical. Uber is the quintessential example of that.
How we classify drivers for Uber will be a critical component.
The issue of unemployment insurance, while seemingly arcane, underscores a pivotal question for the global gig economy: Are the people driving for Uber or delivering coffee for Postmates independent contractors or are they employees with benefits like unemployment insurance?
New York state now appears closer to having an official position, one that Uber fought hard to forestall. The company has exhausted all options for challenging that decision within the confines of the labor department.