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Employees or contractors? Gig universe faces a social code dilemma

Globally, there have been public debates on the nature of the job of gig workers and the social security framework they deserve to get.

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gig economy | Companies | social security

Somesh Jha & Samreen Ahmad  |  New Delhi/Bengaluru 



Gig worker
A new law, the Code on Social Security, 2020, was passed in Parliament recently, bringing gig workers under the social security framework for the first time

Uber, along with other top platform companies, recently won a ballot in the state of California in the US that will water down a landmark law meant to recognise gig workers as their employees and give them more cover. The move is seen as a big win for gig firms lobbying for a light-touch policy regulation.

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First Published: Wed, November 25 2020. 06:05 IST

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