Prepared for Chelsea M. | Delivered November 6, 2020
Gig Worker HR Concerns
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To understand the main concerns of gig workers from an HR/benefits point of view.
Some advocates have called for "
" benefits for gig workers, allowing them to take benefits with them as they move between gigs.
Coming out of the pandemic is the understanding of the important for
for gig workers. The CARES Act temporarily extended this, leading to calls for a more permanent arrangement.
contract workers infamously made the news by demanding benefits equal to the company's full-time workers.
Some things these workers were
are health care coverage, bonuses and intangible benefits like training and certification assistance.
, workers ranked health care coverage and paid vacation as the top benefit motivators.
Similarly, up to
of non-traditional workers report forgoing medical treatment due to high costs of their marketplace plans. Access to the marketplace, of course, then remains extremely important to gig workers.
Very few gig workers, as well, have access to
. Only 7% of temp agency workers surveyed can access employer-sponsored retirement compared to 46% of traditional workers.