July 25, 2017

Gig economy: we need new laws



Opinion

The digital world is creating a brand new marketplace of work and workers. Technology allows work to be sliced and diced like a pizza and shipped across the world. The scattered pieces of work are then reassembled back by someone before being sold to the consumer. If the nature of work changes, it is only logical that a new breed of workers will emerge who can work in this fragmented manner. Such workers are the “Gig Workers.” The value generated creates the Gig Economy. More than 3.5 million people have registered as freelancers from India on Freelancer.com. Several other sites are springing up. The new world of work is here to stay. Image credit: Shutterstock The new world of work is growing

Apps and online platforms are connecting service providers and customers to do everything from online tasks to driving for ride-hailing services or cleaning someone’s home. Sharing personal assets (like a spare room in your home) is yet another way in which people are earning money. Platforms make it easy to sell your creations online. It is possible to earn a living by uploading funny videos on YouTube. Going to work may simply mean switching on your laptop […]

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