In recent years, the development of the gig economy has raised legal questions for employers, workers, legislators, and government regulators. The traditional legal definition of the employer-employee relationship is one area where legislators and government agencies are working to provide greater clarity for employers, employees, and independent contractors concerning their legal rights and responsibilities.
- IRS Gig Economy Tax Center
- Payroll Currently, Issue 3, Vol. 29, "DOL Withdraws Opinion Letters Addressing FLSA": Among the letters withdrawn was FLSA2019-6, which had addressed whether a service provider for a virtual marketplace company (e.g., Uber, Lyft) is an employee or an independent contractor.
- PAYTECH, July 2019, "Gig Economy, On-Demand Pay Big at the 2019 Capital Summit" (pages 32-33)
- PAYTECH, June 2018, "Special Section: Gig Economy Growing Strong" (pages 14-16)