Gig Economy Impact on Liability and Regulatory Issues

[Podcast Part 1] The Gig Economy and Its Impact on Human Resources

In part 2 of this Globig series GPS President Adam Sheffield dives deeper into the gig economy liability and regulatory issues that are important for companies to be aware of. In part 1 we explored what the gig economy is and how it impacts HR departments around the world.

Focus Questions

1. How should companies deal with the liability issues that are presented by the gig economy such as the lack of benefits, 1099 as opposed to W-2 agreements?
2. Does the prevalence of free-lance employees stands to put an untenable burden on HR and accounting departments?
3. Will governments start regulating this economy, and if so, how?
4. How are governments around the world responding to the gig economy?
5. What group do you think stands to benefit most from the gig-economy? Conversely, who stands to lose the most?
6. Do you see companies incorporating more free-lancers into their corporate structure to tackle specified, short-term projects? How do you see this affecting the way that business is run in the future?
7. Could a corporation function with the main-body of their work force composed of free-lance employees?

This podcast is conducted by CEO Anke Corbin of Globig. Globig accelerates international expansion via expansion guides, vetted global service providers for localization, legal compliance, marketing, HR.

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