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Covid-19: Reimagining laws to provide adequate protection to gig workers

Some experts for bringing gig workers under the ambit of the contract labour Act; others want a new rulebook

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Gig economy in India | gig economy | food delivery worker

Sudipto Dey  |  New Delhi 



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Certain protections that are already in the legal framework can be made available to the platform workforce by considering them as workers/employees of the platform under the law | Photo: Dalip Kumar

The Covid-19 pandemic may force policymakers to revisit the draft Social Security Code, 2019, to provide adequate protection to gig workers from inherent frailties of the model, and in times of crisis, say experts.

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First Published: Sun, June 21 2020. 17:23 IST

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