A Light Goes On at Harvard: Not-So-Independent Contractors Become Employees
The status of independent contractors is one of the fundamental dividing lines in today's economy. Independent contractors receive no benefits. There is no paid vacation, no paid sick leave, no retirement. If they are injured on the job, there is no work comp. In a word, independent contractors — mainstays of the Gig economy — routinely receive nothing beyond a raw payment for services rendered.
This brings us to a March article in the Boston Globe concerning Harvard University's ...
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