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The gig economy is failing the coronavirus test

Aquent CEO John Chuang on the coronavirus and worker benefits.

“Unfortunately I'm not sure the gig economy is going to pass the test.”
John H. Chuang / CEO, Aquent

Chuang goes on to explain that the gig economy is a public health risk because they circumvent laws about health benefits and sick pay by considering most of their workers contractors. “10 million people cannot afford to do what we need them to do, and that is social distancing,” said Chuang. “And they are, more often than not, public-facing, front line service workers.” Watch the interview to learn what Chuang believes the gig economy should do.

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