Old gigs, new gigs: are courts and legislators reinterpreting an age-old debate for the new world of work?

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Author: Piovesan, Carole


Whether in transportation, food delivery or graphic design, the emergence over the past decade of digital platforms that connect sellers of piecemeal goods and services with purchasers - known as the 'gig economy' - is spurring an important debate about the definition of work. Whether gig workers are defined as employees or contractors determines their rights and the obligations of employers. If classified as employees, workers are entitled to statutory employment protections such as minimum wage and specific termination rights, which independent contractors do not receive. Traditional...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Technology; Governance; Sustainability

Keywords: Gig economy; Employment status; Legal aspect; Financial aspects; Employer employee relationship; Conditions of employment; Labour relations; Occupational classification

Geographic subjects: Canada; United States; North America; Europe

Published: Ottawa, Ontario: Public Policy Forum, 2019

Physical description: 22 p.

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ISBN: 9781988886756

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 138.101

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