Wired Interviews Portland Partner on Misclassification of Gig Employees
Are gig economy workers contractors or employees? That was the question addressed by a Department of Labor (DOL) Opinion Letter released on April 29, 2019 that said in this particular instance, the workers are independent contractors. Rich Meneghello spoke with Wired about the opinion. "Most gig economy companies I know have very similar models," he told reporters. "I think the Department of Labor knew that and were trying to send a message to companies with that same model. The standard it is applying in its letter is potentially massive if it’s picked up and applied toward gig companies.”
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