The debate over how to classify gig workers pits flexibility against the higher incomes and benefits that come with being classified as an employee.
With the recession exposing more workers to the vagaries of gig work, it's more urgent than ever to close the legal loopholes that deny workers employment rights.
A growing number of jobs are becoming less stable, with fewer benefits and stagnating wages. This is taking a significant toll on the psychological health of workers.
Many Uber drivers do their job because the alternatives are worse. It's an unhappy work choice faced by an increasing number of Australians.
Most workers are still employees, not casuals or gig workers. So what has changed to increase the insecurity of workers?
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.
The Pakistani women who make the majority of the world's high-quality soccer balls belong to one of the most vulnerable groups in the global economy.
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.
While disability carers are employed to work part-time hours, they often have long work days with short periods of work interspersed with non-work periods.
The Taylor Review and the subsequent UK government's response do a bad job of proposing solutions.
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.