Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is the Deputy Director of the National Employment Law Project, helping to shape its policy agenda to create good jobs, expand access to work, and strengthen protections for low-wage workers and the unemployed.

The growth of digitally mediated gig or “on-demand” work, such as driving for Uber or shopping for Instacart, has prompted a national conversation about how and when we work, how we are paid, and what obligations businesses and workers have to one another. The questions raised by on-demand work are, in fact, symptoms of much