Many firms in the on-demand economy are based on business models that treat workers as independent contractors rather than as employees. The companies save on employment costs, and the workers get flexibility. Yet no law defines what it means to be an employee. In this video you will earn what factors to consider in making that determination.
- Digital disruptors such as Uber, Airbnb, Lyft…and TaskRabbit have one thing in common,…namely they link consumers to goods…and services via a smartphone app.…Not only are they changing the face…of the global economy but they're also…giving rise to new legal claims that…revolve around a seemingly simple question,…what does it mean to be an employee?…Mobile technology, whether it's a talent platform…or a smartphone app, makes it easy…to create spot markets in talent.…
The trouble with the latest flurry of cases…is that regulators and the courts are trying to apply…20th century solutions to 21st century problems.…Current labor law as reflected in the 1938…Fair Labor Standards Act is still based on…the idea that there's a clear distinction…between employers and employees, and that…the typical worker is a full-timer.…In today's world however, more and more workers…are operating outside the traditional confines…of regular, full-time employment.…
Let's call them non-standard workers.…Non-standard workers are appearing in…
Wayne first outlines the characteristics of freelancers, contractors, and elancers, and what they look for in an employer. He then reviews the management challenges involved in leading an on-demand team, and the implications for HR professionals responsible for developing a global supply chain of talent. He also considers critical legal issues: how to protect proprietary information, how to avoid violations of compensation and benefits laws, and how to distinguish nonemployees from employees of an organization. By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the issues facing employers and employees in the on-demand economy.
- Who are on-demand workers?
- Developing a management strategy
- Incentivizing on-demand workers
- Hiring and developing
- Managing risk with outside workers
- Understanding the legal issues