Earlier this week it was announced that the British Prime Minister Teresa May is pushing for gig economy workers to receive new kinds of protection from being exploited by their employers. The Guardian article highlighted the challenges faced by today’s hourly workers.
As we’ve discussed on this blog, the gig economy is actually just a sliver of all those workers impacted by the seismic shifts in the labour force. What we’ve called the hourly revolution is impacting far more than just those companies most people associate with the gig economy–think AirBnB, Über, Fiverr, etc. Today’s dynamic workforce encompasses doctors, nurses, engineers, cleaners, and more. 2015 data shows that there were over 80m hourly workers in the US alone, and that the hourly workers represented the fastest growing part of the labour force.
As governments look to address these changes through increased and improved regulation, employers need to revisit their technology, people, and processes responsible for managing these workers. To learn more about how Sirenum helps, please visit our Compliance page.