The gig economy is transforming the way work is performed. On-demand drivers, dog walkers, and freelance writers are only a few examples. There has also been the emergence of various gig platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, and Guru which enable the organization or individuals to recruit freelancers. Though gig work offers flexibility and autonomy for workers, they don’t have the traditional benefits (e.g., health insurance and a 401k) that employees have. This page discusses the gig economy, gig workers, and the laws that protect them.