Food Delivery Drivers in the Gig Economy Are Independent Contractors

February 22, 2018  |  From HRCalifornia Extra

Even if you haven’t officially heard the term "gig economy," odds are pretty good you’ve participated in it.​

The "on-demand" or "gig economy" is also known as the "use an app on your phone to hire someone to give you a ride, deliver your meal or walk your dog" economy. The rise of the gig economy is one reason that alternative work arrangements, including the use of independent contractors, is a growing segment of the labor market — and of the net employment growth in the United States.​

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