Many vulnerable workers aren't covered for work-related injuries and illness. Employment law is largely a federal matter while compensation schemes are state-run, but there's a way to fix the problem.
It isn't easy, but musicians build 'portfolio careers' by being adaptable, multiskilled and willing to learn, so they can pursue creative work that they believe in.
That the Fair Work Ombudsman brought a case against Foodora suggests its workers are most likely to be classified as employees. This could dissuade other platforms from offering similar benefits.
Some say the gig economy is capitalism's final victory, but maybe it's not.
The California Supreme Court made it harder to classify workers as independent contractors. But it's not quite the 'game changer' some observers claim it to be.
Drivers for online ride-hailing services face several social conditions that may challenge their efforts to transform collective action into a solid union.
Could an employer or platform claim copyright in a chat group? We’d first have to accept that conversations in a chat group are protected by copyright.
Cycling is a low-cost and non-polluting way to make deliveries in congested cities. Slow cyclists should be recognised as good for the economy and environment, not treated like second-class citizens.
The Taylor Review and the subsequent UK government's response do a bad job of proposing solutions.
A lack of federal funding for their training, travel or living expenses leaves many elite American athletes juggling day jobs and scrambling to pay their bills.
Companies like Uber and Etsy don't have to tell most of the people working with them how much they've earned. With the federal government so behind the curve, some states are changing their rules.
Many gig workers are classified as independent contractors, leaving them without minimum wages and other workplace protections. Creating a new category of worker could fix that.
Few of them are getting rich off their books but the genre is making them more money than it used to.
Sexism has long been an unfortunate feature of the workplace, but is male privilege still a problem when the gig economy makes most of our office interactions virtual?
With more Australian workers joining the gig economy, questions about how these workers will fare in their retirement are becoming more pressing.
Uber’s business model suggests something has to give – either its imperial ambitions or its presence in markets which hold it to account.
Using technology and rhetoric, ride-hailing companies manage to dictate drivers while simultaneously creating the illusion of equal relation.
A rebellion against the technology which triggered the industrial revolution changed the way we understand technology.
Why Uber needs to address the values that are embedded in its technological success.
When people get locked into the gig economy, it adversely affects other areas of their lives, from health to housing