Worker rights in need of clarity in gig economy

Protections needed, say experts
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/29/2017

By Sarah Dobson

With the growth of the gig economy — where employers hire workers for short-term engagements —  people are working outside of the traditional employee-employer relationship and often cobbling together multiple part-time jobs, making for precarious work.

Worker rights and employer responsibilities are not clear — but answers and solutions are needed, and soon, according to labour experts speaking at a conference hosted by the Centre for Labour Management Relations at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto.