Conte: Commonwealth Magazine: Making gig economy look like mainstream economy would be big mistake


IN NOVEMBER 2022,  voters will determine the future of the gig economy in Massachusetts, deciding two ballot measures related to temporary or contract workers who seek to remain independent freelancers.

The first petition recently certified by the attorney general aims to “define and regulate the contract-based relationship between network companies and app-based drivers as independent contractors with required minimum compensation, benefits, and training standards that will operate uniformly throughout the Commonwealth, guaranteeing drivers the freedom and flexibility to choose when, where, how, and for whom they work.”  The second version, which also earned certification, doesn’t include a provision for mandatory safety training.

Read more at CommonWealth magazine.