Fines for firms that cheat on status of gig workers | The Times & The Sunday Times

U.K. politicians have made gig work a hot-button issue as Tories and Labour vie for post-Brexit influence. This will spread to the U.S.,. and companies need to get ahead of regulators by finding solutions for on-demand work benefits and safety net services.

Companies should face punitive fines for falsely classifying workers as self-employed and denying them benefits such as holiday pay, a guaranteed minimum wage and pensions, under proposals by MPs to crack down on abuses of the gig economy.

Source: Fines for firms that cheat on status of gig workers | Business | The Times & The Sunday Times

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