You may have referred to them as "contract" employees in the past (unless they were musicians playing a "gig"), but today's alternative workforce of part timers, contractors and freelancers is making an explosive impact on the modern economy.
This new trend is bringing with it a brand new set of issues and questions to be addressed by Payroll and HR:
- How do you pay gig workers fairly and correctly?
- How do you classify gig workers correctly for DOL?
- W2 or 1099 reporting - are gig workers self-employed?
- Are gig workers eligible for benefits?