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Michael Byrnes dis­cuss­es the issue of employ­ees v inde­pen­dent con­trac­tors in the gig economy”

Michael Byrnes dis­cuss­es the issue of employ­ees v inde­pen­dent con­trac­tors in the gig econ­o­my” with John Stan­ley and Scott Hay­wood on 2GB, 3AW and 4BC on 10 March 2019

The gig econ­o­my’ is a by-prod­uct of dis­rup­tive com­pa­nies and it’s rais­ing ques­tions for gov­ern­ments and employ­ment law experts. Are work­ers sole traders? Are they inde­pen­dent con­trac­tors? Are they employ­ees? Deliv­eroo is push­ing for a third way’ of legal­ly defin­ing con­tract work­ers, which would allow com­pa­nies to pro­vide some ben­e­fits – includ­ing sick pay and third-par­ty lia­bil­i­ty insur­ance – with­out employment. 

Michael Byrnes chats with John Stan­ley and Scott Hay­ward on Let’s Talk Busi­ness.

Lis­ten to the seg­ment here (from 16.25).

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