The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01985

Submission Number:
01985
Commenter:
Smith
State:
Michigan
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
There's buzz about developing a 3rd form of employment called 'Dependent Contractor' instead of independent. That is a smelly crock. That is the spin that employers skirting the employment laws are looking for to have a nice neat little box so that they can fit their lawlessness in. There are many places that 'employ' people and pay them base hourly wages plus commissions on productivity. This is an acceptable model that creates accountability to each other, the employer and employee.