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The Legal Implications of the Gig Economy in the Ridesharing Industry

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Alyssa TomFollow

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12-12-2018 9:30 AM

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This document presents a research proposal that seeks to explore the connection between employee satisfaction levels and legal implications of the rising “gig economy” in the United States compared to other countries. The “gig economy,” also known as the “on-demand economy,” is a business model where temporary, flexible jobs are common, and companies hire independent contractors and freelancers in place of full-time employees. With the rise of the digital era, technology has completely transformed the world of business and the way companies operate. The relationship between employee and organization has been completely transformed, as there is an additional degree of separation. Background research on low employee satisfaction in these businesses demonstrates the need for change at the legal level. This proposal will demonstrate the need for legal change in order to keep employees satisfied.

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Dec 12th, 9:30 AM

The Legal Implications of the Gig Economy in the Ridesharing Industry

Abstract:

This document presents a research proposal that seeks to explore the connection between employee satisfaction levels and legal implications of the rising “gig economy” in the United States compared to other countries. The “gig economy,” also known as the “on-demand economy,” is a business model where temporary, flexible jobs are common, and companies hire independent contractors and freelancers in place of full-time employees. With the rise of the digital era, technology has completely transformed the world of business and the way companies operate. The relationship between employee and organization has been completely transformed, as there is an additional degree of separation. Background research on low employee satisfaction in these businesses demonstrates the need for change at the legal level. This proposal will demonstrate the need for legal change in order to keep employees satisfied.