Is the Gig Economy Good for Workers?

The gig economy is growing. Researchers at the Brookings Institution say that the number of independent contractors who work on a gig basis has increased by 27 percent more than regular, full-time employees over the past 20 years. But is …

Independent Contractors: Are You Secretly an Employee?

There are rules governing whether employers may classify workers as employees or independent contractors. Sometimes people are hired (or contracted) as one type of worker, when their work fits the definition of the other. Here is how you can tell if your legal status matches the work you do.