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Health Coverage in the Gig Economy

Cough, Cough…Health Coverage in the Gig Economy

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January 3, 2017

An increasing number of jobs in the economy are going the “gig” way, as companies move to contingent workforce programs engaging agency temps, on-call workers, contractors, part-time workers and freelancers as workers prefer the work-life balance often offered by gig work. According to the Freelancers Union study approximately 53 million Americans, or 34% of the  Click for full story…

eeoc strategic enforcement plan

The Gig Economy in the Crosshairs of the EEOC

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December 27, 2016

On October 17, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for fiscal years 2017–2021, setting out its priorities and strategies for the near term. The EEOC affirms its commitment to focus on the fairness (or lack thereof) in the employment practices governing the complex employment relationships and  Click for full story…

Why do Benefits Matter in a Flourishing Gig Economy?

Why do Benefits Matter in a Flourishing Gig Economy?

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November 17, 2016

In an earlier post titled “Presidential Candidates’ Views on the Gig Economy”, we discussed how the presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, believes that the gig economy is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation. She had also committed herself to crack down on worker misclassification and lack of workplace protections to workers. In this flourishing gig economy,  Click for full story…

DCR TrendLine – November 2016

DCR TrendLine – November 2016

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November 9, 2016

Hello November! This month’s edition of DCR TrendLine’s examines trending topics such as turnover in the job market, U.S. consumer spending patterns, gig economy growth, fast-growing jobs, and threats to job security. This month’s feature article focuses on the concept of flexibility and agility in technology systems. Below are a few of the articles we’d  Click for full story…