Gig Economy

Going Through A Late Career Change? 10 Survival Tips

Decades ago, the majority of people chose an industry and stuck with it through their entire careers, from college graduation through retirement. In today’s market, where job-hopping, industry-wide downsizing, and “second act” careers are all prevalent, it seems that anything goes – and this can be …

Career Development

How Companies Can Overcome The Gig Economy's Compliance Hurdles

Contingent workers, freelancers, moonlighters, temps, third-party consultants, human cloud workers — whatever you call its participants, the “gig economy” is thriving. Some 83 percent of executives in a recent survey said they plan to increase their use of contingent, intermittent or consultant …

Sharing Economy

Don’t let the rise of the gig economy stop millennials from saving for their pensions

Millennials are saving more than Generation X, but has the gig economy thrown a spanner in the works?<p>Apparently younger people are saving more than …

Gig economy workers in UK risk missing out on £22,200 of pension

Being classified as employees would mean automatic enrolment in workplace pension and employer contributions<p>More than a million workers in Britain’s gig economy risk missing more than £22,000 each from being wrongly labelled as self-employed, according to research that shows the dangers posed to …

Law (UK)

Creators rising: How the gig economy works for brands - Digiday

The “creator class” isn’t just creating content — they’re creating opportunities, and quickly at that. More and more creatives are electing to …

Advertising Industry

3 Ways To Find Ideas For A New Business

How The SA Government Can Help Small Businesses Thrive<p>The Xero report has gathered the top five priorities – as identified by South Africa’s small …

Business (South Africa)

Gig economy worker 'blacklisted' after employment rights court case

A man working in the "gig economy" believes he has been blacklisted by a courier company for campaigning for workers' rights.<p>Cycle courier Andrew …

Rights & Freedoms

UK government delays possible reforms to gig economy practices

Thousands of ‘self-employed’ had been expected to benefit from changes following report by Matthew Taylor<p>Reforms to the gig economy expected to improve rights for up to 1.1 million people have been delayed until next year, in the latest sign that Brexit negotiations are hampering domestic …

Business

Deliveroo fends off ‘gig economy’ criticism with courier insurance

Deliveroo is combating criticism of its employment practices with a new sickness and accident insurance policy for riders. Bicycle, scooter and motorcycle couriers can now access "industry-leading cover" — supplied by Bikmo, a cycle insurance specialist, through benefits site Perkbox — for £1.85 …

Uber

As The Gig Economy Grows, Advocates Raise Concerns About Workers' Safety

Support the news<p>The family of a 19-year-old food delivery worker was not eligible for any kind of worker's compensation last month after their son …

The Workplace

Uber for the dole: questions over government’s gig economy plan

The government's latest welfare experiment looks to the gig economy for answers, but there are concerns that it will push jobseekers into dangerous, …

Employment

TurboTax is hiring an army of CPAs to gig on its platform

Intuit’s TurboTax is hiring more than 1,000 certified public accountants and enrolled agents to assist struggling tax filers on demand. The new service costs $150 per tax filing and allows customers to schedule a call with an accountant on standby. Ideally, this tax expert would be available within …

Intuit

Spent: An Innovative App For The Gig Economy

In the past few years, all kinds of inviting apps have emerged to help you manage your expenses. There’s the elegant Mint from Intuit, which lets you track your money and pay bills while keeping an eye on your credit score. YNAB (You Need a Budget) is ideal if you’re living from paycheck to …

Entrepreneurship

The Cost of Learning That Your Gig Economy Job Counts as a Business

Photo credit: Calvin Wray, CC BY 2.0.<p>Of all the things money can get you, freedom has got to be tops. So I’m a fan of the gig economy and all its …

Genghis Khan

This Is How To Thrive In The Gig Economy

Love it or hate it, the traditional job landscape isn’t coming back anytime soon.<p>If you listen to your parents or grandparents talk about their work history, you’ll probably see an alarming trend–they didn’t go anywhere! They stayed at the same company year after year, often decade after decade. …

Careers

Court backs salesman's claim for 13 years of holiday pay

<b>A UK window salesman who did not receive a paid holiday for 13 years has been backed at the European Court of Justice in his landmark legal battle.</b><p>Conley King worked for a sash window firm on a self-employed basis, but was later found to have workers' rights.<p>In a closely-watched case, the EU court …

Judiciary

The Gig Economy Will Die A Slow Death, Unless We Stop It

A few years ago, nobody could have thought that doing a small gig in exchange for an hourly payment could become someone’s full-time job. It was just a convenient way to make some extra money or pay the bills when you’re short on cash. Flash forward to 2017, and we have a noticeably large amount of …

Sharing Economy

Thousands of Uber drivers clocks up more than 60 hours a week behind the wheel

Taxi-hailing technology company has 3,000 drivers working more than 60 hours a week.<p>Number of hours would be illegal for bus and lorry drivers.<p>Uber …

Uber

NZ law ill-prepared for gig economy, professor says

New Zealand's employment laws are out of date when it comes to the "gig economy," a Victoria University academic says.

New Zealand News

Gig economy tsar calls out Uber drivers for trying have 'best of both worlds'

The head of a government employment review has hit out at Uber drivers for demanding improved worker rights at the same time as maintaining self-employment tax status.<p>The drivers were attempting to gain the “best of both worlds”, said Matthew Taylor, who oversaw a government commissioned report …

Philip Hammond

The Gig Economy is Raking in Billions and Blockchain Technology Wants In

Estimates say the freelance economy is adding $715 billion annually to the larger U.S. economy. Also termed the gig economy, independent workers are …

Electronic Trading

Part-time gig: Is the sharing economy worth it?

There was once a time, on any given Friday night, when Warren Isbister would put away his tools and start priming himself for an evening of …

Sharing Economy

Employed vs Self-Employed

<b>This article has been submitted by Boss HR</b><p>There has always been an element of uncertainty around what constitutes self-employment. However, more …

News (Wales)

60 years in the gig economy: Recruitment boss warns of 'polarised' world

MILLIONS of people could be “condemned” to working for 60 years in the “gig economy”, with low wages and low job security.<p>That was the warning from …

Careers

Gig Economy - Is it Better to Hire Staff as Employees or as Self-Employed Contractors?

<b>This article has been submitted by Peter Lynn and Partners</b><p><i>Q: “The “gig-economy” is frequently mentioned in the news and as a small business owner, is</i> …

News (Wales)

The Medieval Gig Economy

While the great and good of the medieval Church secured lucrative and influential posts, the average parish priest was often forced to juggle a …

History

New power equipment for Fluor in Puerto Rico

Fluor (NYSE:FLR) has announced the arrival of more than 400 pieces of essential construction and specialty equipment at a shipping terminal in Puerto …

Business

The Blockchain Might Scare the Gig Economy to Death

This startup has a terrifying plan to eliminate Yelp, Facebook and tipping.<p>"Skedaddle, an 'Uber-for-buses' startup, is launching a blockchain project that aims to completely eliminate tipping," is the first sentence here, and then somehow "Users can rate any interaction with a service worker, which …

Business

UK parliamentary groups demand more rights for gig economy workers

Two parliamentary groups have called on the UK government to introduce a new law that would extend the rights of Uber, Deliveroo and other "gig economy" workers. A year ago, two Uber drivers won an employment tribunal case that classified them as "workers," rather than "self-employed." That …

UK Parliament

DGI, AI, And The 'Gig Economy' - A Millennial Perspective

It's the end of the world as we know it.<p>Dividend growth investing can help.<p>I lay out my investing philosophy and share my current DGI portfolio.<p><b>The</b> …

Investing