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Informal labour economy and employee rights


Dr. Tamaro J. Green

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2021-04-07 22:21:48 viewed: 570


The informal labour market has provided an opportunity for an erosion of benefits for workers.  Globally, informal labour markets such as online platforms challenge trade and regulators, distancing the worker from the employer.  Kost, Fieseler, and Wong (2020) discuss challenges for labour workers in an informal economy from not possessing support from access to human resource management services.  Kost et al. (2020) explore intra-organizational and inter-organizational mobility within and between companies.  Sterling and Merluzzi (2019) describe influences such as the pandemic and globalization creating work environments where employees work longer than normal hours.  Sterling and Merluzzi (2019) discuss challenges for minorities to obtain remote work during the pandemic.  Tran and Sokas (2017) explain how contingent arrangements reduce health protection and suggest a coordinated response for achieving ethical conduct for the affected healthcare sector.





Kost, D., Fieseler, C., & Wong, S. I. (2020). Boundaryless careers in the gig economy: An oxymoron? Human Resource Management Journal, 30(1), 100-113. doi:

Sterling, A., & Merluzzi, J. (2019). A longer way in: Tryouts as alternative hiring arrangements in organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior, 39, 100122. doi:

Tran, M., & Sokas, R. K. (2017). The gig economy and contingent work: An occupational health assessment. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59(4).


Dr. Tamaro Green is a computer science researcher and the founder of TJG Web Services.  TJG Web Services, LLC is a consulting firm in the field of information technology.  Dr. Green writes on topics of privacy, security, and ethics in information technology and computer science.

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