Startups in the so-called “gig economy” are under fire for the way they treat their workers. Companies like Uber and Postmates say their workers are self-employed, independent contractors rather than full-time employees. With the extra flexibility also comes a lack of benefits and job security that most workers demand from large corporations, even though they…

via Startups in the gig economy will go to great lengths to avoid calling their employees employees — Quartz

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