The gig is up: Supreme court ruling not good for gig economy

For the past 10 years, analysts have sounded the death knell of traditional employment in favor of more casual work, free from traditional concepts of regularity and commitment. Instead, a casual workforce would arise, working when they want and trading security for flexibility. Workers were hired as independent contractors, consultants, franchisees—anything but employees. Gig work seemed like the path from the throes of the 2008 recession.

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