Startups in the Gig Economy Will Go to Great Lengths to Avoid Calling Their Employees Employees

Quartz – April 6, 2017

Startups in the so-called “gig economy” are under fire for the way they treat their workers. Companies like Uber and Postmates say their workers are self-employed, independent contractors rather than full-time employees. With the extra flexibility also comes a lack of benefits and job security that most workers demand from large corporations, even though they are often treated like regular staff.

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