From JDSupra, Lauren Claycomb shares the positions of the presidentidal candidates on issues related to the gig economy.
- On the Gig Economy. In contrast to her opponent, Clinton has openly expressed her opinion regarding the gig economy and her plans to address the perceived inequities in the American workforce. In a July 2015 speech, Clinton expressed that the “on demand or so-called ‘gig economy’ is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it’s also raising hard questions about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future.”
- On Misclassification. Clinton promises to continue the Obama administration’s efforts to address the misclassification “issue.” She has vowed to take a hard look at what she considers “wage theft” of misclassified employees, and plans to “crack down on bosses that exploit employees by misclassifying them as contractors or even steal their wages.” This could have a tremendous financial impact on small business, as well as major suppliers of on-demand workers like Uber and Lyft.
- On the Gig Economy. Trump has not issued a statement on the gig economy but, if elected, he promises to be the “greatest job producing president” of all time.
- On Misclassification. Trump has sidestepped the misclassification issue, but he plans to eliminate offshoring and reduce foreign competition, which could provide more opportunities to America’s ever-growing contingent workforce.
Source: Clinton v. Trump: How Will the 2016 Presidential Election Impact the Gig Economy? | Fisher Phillips – JDSupra