Ian Lim comments in BT: “Social enterprise accused of failing to pay freelancers, others”

In a story (BT Paywall) published on 17 December 2018 in the Business Times on a case of multiple fee delays by a startup that points to growing risk for gig workers, TSMP’s head of employment and labour Ian Lim said: “The unfortunate fact of the matter is that gig workers and freelancers all too often find it challenging to get paid for jobs. It is a true occupational hazard. Gig workers are forced to go to the Small Claims Tribunals and the court to enforce payment of what would essentially be salary for regular employees. The problem is exacerbated when the companies that hire the gig workers are operating out of co-working spaces, making enforcement even harder. The gig workers are often forced to simply forgo payment in light of the time and expense involved with enforcement, especially where their claims are not overly large, as is commonly the case.”


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