Gig Economy in the Crosshairs of a Benefits Blunderbuss

Our so-called “gig economy” is the spontaneous contracting for labor and services on a short-term, low entanglement basis, much as a musician might join a band for one or two night’s work.  Those fleeting labor contracts are made easy by Internet as it supports contractual interactions by sellers and buyers.  In the gig economy, some […]

NLRB Wastes Self Employment Jobs

In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that contract workers who unionize can negotiate with both the parent company and their direct employer.  This forces the parent company to be “responsible for workers they haven’t hired and conditions over which they have no control.”  The NLRB’s radical stance upends the long […]