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Gig economy: Legal and practical considerations for employers

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Kevin Zwetsch

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By Kevin D. Zwetsch, Esq., Ogletree Deakins

New technologies for the gig economy have allowed temporary staffing candidates to find work via online or mobile applications that use algorithms to match people to positions.

With names like tilr and Shiftgig, these apps use an alternative, temporary or on-demand staffing model akin to those that ride-sharing apps use to connect passengers with drivers.

Traditionally, employers with temporary staffing needs have used outside staffing companies or professional employer organizations to provide temporary employees under negotiated staffing agreements. Typically, these staffing businesses must operate under state statutory and regulatory schemes.

Because a PEO or staffing company may be a co-employer or joint employer with the employer it serves, it must comply with applicable employment laws and maintain documentation required by those laws.

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