The battle over the definition, status and viability of the gig worker continues.
One could say that the gig worker is nothing more than a modern-day version of the independent contractor, armed with an app. Ventures such as Uber and Airbnb popularized the concept, but it’s been a big part of the supply chain for many years, most notably in the form of truck owner-operators. Now, though, there’s a vigorous debate underway over what constitutes a gig worker, and whether companies are using the model as a means to avoid paying benefits and guaranteeing job security. California’s Proposition 22, passed in 2020, launched a legal battle over the status of independent contractors that continues to rage today. On this episode, we explore the complexities of the issue with Kashyap Deorah, founder and chief executive officer of HyperTrack, a cloud-based platform for managing field service and gig work. Can employees and workers strike a balance that makes the independent contractor model work for both sides? Hosted by Bob Bowman, Editor-in-Chief of SupplyChainBrain.
Show notes:A blog post by Kashyap Deorah: “Are Gig Workers Independent Contractors or Employees?”
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