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Your legal guide to the gig economy

The gig economy has created legal questions, but there are several areas besides worker status to consider

The growth of the gig economy continues unabated and not just within areas such as couriers, food delivery firms and taxi drivers. As more employers of all descriptions recognise the benefits of opening themselves up to this vast talent pool, it’s morphed to include a much broader gamut of skilled roles.

The term ‘gig economy’ has rarely been out of the headlines recently because of high-profile tribunals against the likes of Deliveroo and Uber. But away from this issue of worker status, does the growth of this way of working throw up a range of different legal considerations on a day-to-day basis that employers need to bear in mind? Partner at law firm Vedder Price and chair of the UK/EU employment law committee Jonathan Maude thinks so.

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June 23, 2017

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