Lincoln Memorial University Law Review Archive

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A Tale of Two Societies: The Impact of "Gig Economy" Laws on Rural America


In recent years, with the proliferation of online “gig economy” platforms and the growing number of workers relying on such platforms as sources of income, disputes have arisen concerning whether states should mandate that such workers be classified as employees versus independent contractors. This article considers whether such laws have the potential to impact rural populations in different ways than they impact urban populations.