Worker protection in the gig economy

Being your own boss can leave you unprotected.

The way people work is changing fast. Dramatic shifts in communications, technology, and the nature of work are enabling new models of economic activity that exist outside the boundaries of traditional organizations and employment relationships. Being your own boss can be empowering; but are people giving up wages and protection of working conditions for economic agency and flexibility?
How can we protect workers in the gig economy?

Jodi Starkman is Executive Director of the Innovation Resource Center for Human Resources.