The gig economy has boosted income and allowed unprecedented flexibility for workers, and provided greater choice, competition, and high quality goods for consumers. However, perhaps the largest commodity this economy has produced is a massive grey area of uncharted labor law territory. In a maze of regulations and protections built on the existence of a traditional employer-employee relationship, it is incumbent on Congress and the new administration to take a strong and serious look at how public policy must be adapted to suit the needs of this whole new region of the economy.

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