Gig economy

Benchmarks: 2017 US contingent workforce spend

|October 24th, 2018|

The US economy generated $864 billion in contingent workforce spend in 2017, according to Staffing Industry Analysts research.

Uber dips toes in on-demand staffing

|October 24th, 2018|

The ride-hailing firm has been developing an on-demand staffing business that would provide temporary workers such as servers to events and corporate functions, The Chicago Tribune reports.

Gig economy weighs in at $3.7 trillion

|October 10th, 2018|

The size of the global gig economy was estimated at $3.7 trillion in 2017, SIA President Barry Asin told attendees of the Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference in a keynote speech last week.

Uber drivers must arbitrate misclassification claims

|September 26th, 2018|

Rejecting class-action status, court rules Uber drivers claiming independent contractor misclassification must go through individual arbitration.

The Gig-E collective: Tapping the ecosystem’s wisdom

|September 19th, 2018|

Despite the abundance of headlines Uber seems to grab, there's much more to the gig economy. SIA's Subadhra Sriram writes about what staffing firms, MSPs and RPOs stand to gain by attending SIA's Collaboration in the Gig Economy conference next month.

Gig workers’ rights: Debate on across the pond

|September 12th, 2018|

A UK politician said that the Labour Party will give gig economy workers the same rights as traditional employees should it win the next general election.

Calif. lawmakers dodge ABC test action

|August 15th, 2018|

California businesses have been urging the state's lawmakers to counter April’s state Supreme Court ruling that turned independent contractor classification on its head. But Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, D-Paramount, has ruled out such action this year, Capital Public Radio reports.

Hard road ahead for Seattle’s Uber-Lyft driver union law

|May 16th, 2018|

Seattle’s ordinance allowing drivers-for-hire to collectively bargain is in jeopardy after an appeals court ruled it isn’t exempted from federal antitrust law, Bloomberg reports.

Gig is up? Court raises IC classification standards

|May 2nd, 2018|

In a ruling issued this week, the California Supreme Court adopted a tougher IC misclassification test than the one used since 1989, possibly casting doubt on numerous businesses’ worker arrangements and many business models.

Benchmarks: Business-related staffing platforms not of interest to many temps

|April 25th, 2018|

Business-related human cloud staffing platforms, such as, or, have plenty of room to grow in worker acceptance and familiarity.