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What's Your Gig?

The Gig Economy is more than a phenomena. It’s a real work-life business and cultural environment.

An Intuit study predicts that by 2020, 40% of American workers will be independent workers.

NATIONAL GIG

is an open educational forum for independent workers and businesses.

Businesses/Platforms, Workers/Giggers

Why should you join us?

EDUCATIONAL FORUM

To provide a dynamic forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas, thoughts and information related to the emerging gig, on-demand, alternative and independent worker landscape (collectively, the “gig-economy”). And to educate workers and businesses on the current issues surrounding worker benefits, protection, and financial programs.

STAKEHOLDER OPPORTUNITY

To enable all stakeholders seeking to maximize opportunity in the gig economy and alternative working arrangement space (including staffing agencies, consulting companies, contract, temporary, part-time and seasonal workers, as well as independent contractors) to thrive and manage exposure to risks and liabilities.
RESEARCH TOOLS

To sponsor or conduct appropriate surveys and research projects in the gig-economy and alternative working arrangement space.
JOBS & NETWORKING

To offer all stakeholders in the gig economy and alternative working arrangement space to connect concerning availability of candidates or positions.

 

The three biggest growth sectors for self-employed workers since 2009 have been hairdressing, cleaning and management consultancy. … The next biggest riser is “renting and operating real estate”, which could reflect people offering their homes and driveways online. On the other hand, taxi operation is the biggest faller, perhaps quelling the suggestion that Uber is taking over. FULL ARTICLE

 

The Economist

“Many Americans are making extra money renting out a spare room, designing a website … even driving their own car. This on demand or so called ‘gig’ economy is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future,” Clinton said. FULL STORY

Hillary Clinton on CNBC

TIME’s poll of 3,000 people, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland in late November, found that 22% of American adults, or 45 million people, have already offered some kind of good or service in this economy. And in doing so, they’ve likely made a trade-off: … working without set hours but are not afforded the safety nets that traditional 9-to-5 employees have. In return, companies like Uber and Postmates save fortunes on employee-­related expenses such as payroll taxes but must give up control over exactly how and when workers do their jobs. FULL ARTICLE

TIME

Technology and innovation frequently outpace the laborious process of modernizing outdated laws. The National Labor Relations Act was passed in 1935. Its drafters could not have contemplated the need to define the status of entrepreneurial automobile drivers who conduct transactions directly via smartphone apps with people who need local transportation. FULL STORY

Ford Harrison Legal Alerts

National GIG BLOG

GIG Firms Increase Lobbying Expenses

Spending on federal lobbying by GIG-based firms grew in the first half of 2016, according to CQ Roll Call, a news resource that focuses on Capital issues. GIG firms are getting wise to the fact they need to sidle up to Washington, especially as new regulations...

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Welcome to the GIG Economy

Joel Naroff of the Philadelpia Inquirer summarizes some key points in the GIG economy. And, most importantly, he brings up the elephant in the room - In a world of multiple and changing employers and employees, what happens to benefits, worker and employer rights, and...

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Will the ACA Enable More GIG Jobs?

According to a recent study issued by Field Nation, an online work platform for connecting businesses and workers, 68 percent of companies said that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have a high impact on hiring more freelance workers and as a result, 74% will...

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What if …?

The current state of affairs in the employment environment challenges the relationship between businesses and gig workers. Current laws and lawsuits have pushed independent, contract workers under the heading of employees. This default is most likely out of...

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2 years ago
Repeal and replace of Obama rules on gig contractors? https://t.co/H3xwMt1O8t
4 years ago
A must-read on the current status of the Gig economy https://t.co/J3PdCLtKWa
4 years ago
Gig workers need updated employment law, says House Panel chair https://t.co/7oSKjzUINR
4 years ago
Is it possible for employers to offer gig workers benefits without making them employees? https://t.co/yuNg0e6XxM
4 years ago
MetLife's Benefit Trend Study talks about Gig workers and their needs. Learn more here https://t.co/9r6xRdkdKr
4 years ago
McKinsey and Cornell ILR talk about #GIG economy choices https://t.co/5IEHaMZTS5
4 years ago
Senators push for Gig rights at recent conference https://t.co/5pSsXY3Pj3
4 years ago
Some pointers for young workers and future savings https://t.co/KTrzjR8ARk
4 years ago
Will the GOP stance on GIG be different than the Dems? Probably. Any guesses how??
4 years ago
New report from Brookings says contingent workers want better retirement plans. https://t.co/Zkg5VDtc9H https://t.co/h2405nxibA national_gig photo
4 years ago
40% of U.S. workers want to be Gig workers according to new study. https://t.co/NH10knc6xO
4 years ago
Few of us are taught about #retirement. Savings tools won't make sense without guidance and most importantly - where to get guidance.
4 years ago
Great to see the fintech #retirement options for the #gigeconomy. Education is also critical as to how and why a worker needs this.
4 years ago
Streaming now: Retirement security in the new economy: Access and guarantees https://t.co/eeRgPuqqBy
4 years ago
Bill HR5918 was just introduced in Congress to consider GIG workers independent contractors and not employees. https://t.co/ST4jvxXi2h
4 years ago
GIG firms increase their spending on lobbyists as they gear up for more change. https://t.co/IYk3Vfe45C
5 years ago
Is this how an employee-contractor relationship is determined? https://t.co/uSrFZJWfzH
5 years ago
These are 3 paths to consider to update current US Labor Law for the new #gig economy. https://t.co/rwiE1wF896
5 years ago
The Sharing Economy: A Taxing Experience for New Entrepreneurs, Part I | House Small Business Committee https://t.co/ZQQuP0xUZ9