The gig economy business model makes financial sense. It enables business to connect end users with service providers on a timely basis, provides workers with greater flexibility and avoids the costs associated with an employment model. However, the model does not work well for vulnerable workers forced to accept work whenever and wherever it is offered, and to try and make ends meet when it is not. The gig economy places degrees of separation within the traditional employer/employee relationship and, with that, reduces responsibility.

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