- In the new on-demand economy, companies like Uber are turning workers into day laborers
- By calling workers "independent contractors," companies reap profits but bear few responsibilities
Rebecca Smith is the deputy director at the National Employment Law Project, a nonprofit organization that tackles issues affecting low-wage and unemployed workers and advocates for more economic opportunities. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Recently, the new on-demand economy met U.S. employment law, and the encounter left both sides dazed and confused.