Intellectual property threats (IPT) to companies participating in the gig economy may be greater than those experienced by traditional business. While this may seem self-evident to some, reflection on the matter confirms to the rest of us that the gig sector is the more likely to only utilize internet platforms to deliver services or goods with innovative technology and digital strategies. This fact, when combined with the fast-paced advancement of cloud technology and the Internet of Things, requires gig companies to remain aggressive in operational matters and on the cutting edge of progress.
The paradigm shift in labor and employment laws forced by the gig economy continues to develop as quickly as our technology. With the monumental decline in union organization over the past few decades, national unions recognize the potential for increasing membership by exploring how to unionize these new age workspaces.