Fixing The Gig Economy Doesn’t Require Turning All Uber Drivers Into Employees
From Daily Caller:
As R Street Institute president Eli Lehrer discusses in National Affairs, there are myriad benefits to creating a new “flexible worker” classification:
Like full-time employees, flexible workers would have basic civil-rights protections; platforms couldn’t deny them work opportunities on the basis of characteristics like race, religion, or sex. Flexible workers would also have access to state and federal worker protections to ensure that platforms pay them as promised for work, so they would no longer have to go to court like independent contractors currently do. They would also gain an important new right: a near-limitless right to work.