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The gig economy’s gig is up. What happens when a courier gets coronavirus delivering someone else’s food? The question of who is liable for health coverage cuts to the heart of a larger industry issue—whether these workers are employees or just contractors.

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  • So much of the US reaction to the spread of coronavirus is still to-be-determined. But even theoretically-speaking, food delivery during a pandemic raises important ethical and labor questions that further highlight the core issue that dogs the big gig economy players: are the workers independent contractors

    So much of the US reaction to the spread of coronavirus is still to-be-determined. But even theoretically-speaking, food delivery during a pandemic raises important ethical and labor questions that further highlight the core issue that dogs the big gig economy players: are the workers independent contractors or employees? And who’s liable if one of those people gets sick on the job?

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  • Agree with previous poster that no American worker gets disability pay for “catching a cold” on the job. But the question is whether that worker is / is not insured for healthcare coverage, and if so, by whom?

    Another interesting facet: should the company be liable to its customers if the food delivery

    Agree with previous poster that no American worker gets disability pay for “catching a cold” on the job. But the question is whether that worker is / is not insured for healthcare coverage, and if so, by whom?

    Another interesting facet: should the company be liable to its customers if the food delivery person is the one spreading COVID-19?