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As more companies turn to on-demand workers to save money and provide flexibility, changes in labor, privacy and tort law are at the fore. In this Instant Insights, we explore the evolving legalities and how they’re impacting the practice of law.

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Uber headquarters, located in San Francisco, CA. Credit: Jason Doiy / ALM

The current labor framework inhibits gig economy companies from offering employee benefits and other protections, including retirement savings programs, without “jeopardizing the legal status” of their business models, a Seyfarth Shaw partner told a congressional panel Tuesday on behalf of the U.S. Chamber Commerce.

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Erin Mulvaney

Erin Mulvaney covers labor and employment issues from the Swamp to Silicon Valley. She's a Texas native based in Washington, D.C. Contact her at emulvaney@alm.com. On Twitter: @erinmulvaney

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