Much has been made with Employment law about the protection of gig economy workers but what should companies using self-employed contractors be doing to protect themselves?
Since the emergence of the “gig economy” over a decade ago, there has been a lot of debate about the evolution of work and how it will continue to change into the future.
There is a clear reality that certain types of jobs and roles are changing and with the introduction of new technology platforms, such as Uber and Deliveroo, we are seeing the creation of roles that were never there previously.
Despite concerns that there would be a surge in those working in the gig economy, the numbers are relatively low and have not shown signs of dramatic increases. In 2018, the Workplace Relations Commission sponsored a report by the Economic and Social Research Institute that put the figure at between 8 and 9%.
Read more in the full article by Derek McKay, Managing Director at Adare Human Resource Management.