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Blatant Illegal Job Misclassification Causes Stress and Pain


Business  (tags: independent contractors, gig economy, benefits, wages, economic injustice, jobs, income )

Freya
- 478 days ago - alternet.org
Are gig economy workers independent contractors or indentured servants?



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Darren W (218)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 7:41 am
In Britain, if you're a "Contractor" you don't get ANY employee rights, or job security.
You turn up, you get paid.
You don't qualify for sickness, pension contributions, and can be fired instantly, and have no recourse.

ZERO hours workers, are treated exactly the same.

If any of this goes on in the $tates, you've got major employment issues, from the get go.
 

Animae C (511)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 7:47 am
TY Freya
 

Dawnie W (250)
Saturday July 30, 2016, 10:59 pm
❤️:-(())❤️Noted❤️
❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 31, 2016, 5:34 am
Without his subordinates, no boss can survive
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday July 31, 2016, 12:35 pm
Thanks
 

Birgit W (160)
Sunday July 31, 2016, 1:07 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 31, 2016, 1:20 pm
Noted. Thanks, Freya.
Yes, this seems to be getting worse, as if it wasn't bad enough already. A big reason why there are so many angry people in the U.S......people doing the actual labor aren't being rightfully paid for their hard work, while those at the top suck up all the profits.
 

Roger G (154)
Sunday July 31, 2016, 2:16 pm
noted, thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 31, 2016, 8:24 pm
Thanks!
 

Danuta W (1255)
Monday August 1, 2016, 3:21 am
noted
 

Janet B (0)
Monday August 1, 2016, 3:17 pm
Thanks
 

Colleen L (3)
Monday August 1, 2016, 11:53 pm
Thanks Freya
 

Janet B (0)
Tuesday August 2, 2016, 1:07 pm
Thanks
 

Jonathan H (0)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 12:42 am
Noted!
 

Darren W (218)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 1:52 am
A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The trend toward a gig economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.
 

Darren W (218)
Wednesday August 10, 2016, 1:53 am
Clearly, as can be seen by the definition, there ARE NO WORKERS rights, under this type of economy, which is an employers dream in a Corporate Capitalist model.
 
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