Author: Joe Kennedy

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Self-Incorporation: Me, Inc.

Redefining Self Incorporation Whether tethered to a platform or working as an independent consultant from home, many independent employees (or gigsters) from my personal observation view their work as a “job” not as a business. But these are not jobs in any traditional sense of the word because they are genuinely on their own in…
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A Culture of Transparency

In the first two parts of this series on gig culture, we discussed the diversity of types, the difficulties in gathering data, and independent contract workers’ motivations. This post will focus on these people’s needs and the response of the economy and legislatures as follows: Compensation Benefits Health Retirement Unemployment/Workers Compensation Other (childcare, maternity/paternity leave,…
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Motivations of the Gig Workers

Market Watch article by Nicole Lyn Pesce looks into the latest numbers from Yelp. Yelp’s “Economic Average” report as of July 10, 2020, shows 132,580 businesses listed on Yelp were closed, down slightly from the June report of 140,000 closures. While the number closing has improved somewhat with most states partially opening back up, the…
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Lacking the Data to Measure Today’s Workplace Evolution

It is the Bureau of Labor Statistics mandate to monitor the U.S. labor force in terms of numbers, types, trends, and its impact on the economy (and vice versa). As recently as November 2018, the BLS still did not know how to define a “gig.” It falls in between a “job” and “work,” both of…
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