Employee Class Actions: New claims in the flexible employment economy
The gig economy is reshaping employee class actions, with recent decisions classifying independent contractors and casual workers as employees.
Historically, employee class actions were the monopoly of the union movement. But with the waning of union membership and influence, and the rise of the gig economy and large numbers of casual workers, litigation funders are stepping in to fill the void.
We look at these trends, recent decisions that point to a growing market for employee class actions, and coverage issues.
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