Contingent Workforce: Gig Economy Platforms

Overview

We help clients manage the evolving connections among temporary workers, suppliers of that labor and the technology that facilitates the delivery of services or products to the consumer. Our team includes lawyers with leading-edge experience in the contingent labor industry, and we use that experience to protect our clients’ interests. We draft and negotiate complex deals, keep our eye on compliance matters, guide our clients by applying industry-specific knowledge, and anticipate and mitigate risk.

Our capabilities
  • Negotiate and draft vendor management system (VMS) and freelancer management system contracts, including contractual arrangements with buyers, managed service providers (MSPs), staffing suppliers, and other suppliers that access and use the VMS.
  • Design legal and compliance strategy for gig economy platforms to comply with applicable laws and mitigate multiple layers of risk.
  • Counsel clients on responding to RFXs, including requests for proposal, requests for information, requests for quote and requests for bid.
  • Structure contractual arrangements between multiple parties for purposes of engaging, purchasing and/or supplying temporary or on-demand labor into a gig technology platform that connects and facilitates human capital transactions.
  • Draft and negotiate complex technology-based licensing agreements and master service agreements (MSAs).
  • Advise on optimal multiparty structural legal arrangements.
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We service multiple industries, including:
  • Consumer goods.
  • Government.
  • E-commerce.
  • Healthcare.
  • Hospitality.
  • Industrial and manufacturing.
  • Insurance.
  • Retailers (brick and mortar and online).
  • Technology/security.
Our job sector experience includes:
  • Administrative services.
  • Call centers.
  • Engineering.
  • Information technology.
  • Light industrial.
  • Medical.
  • Technological development.
  • White collar and professional services.
  • Warehouse.
Our clients include:
  • Enterprise clients.
  • Gig economy platforms.
  • MSPs.
  • Spend management technology providers.
  • Staffing companies.
  • Technology companies.
  • VMS technology companies.

We also have significant experience assisting minority business enterprises, including those operating in the technology space.

Select Experience

  • Advised a Fortune 500 enterprise client engaged in the business of connecting consumers with independent home repair technicians for appliances (including on-warranty and off-warranty appliances) over a proprietary technology platform.
  • Advised a gig platform company engaged in connecting skilled and unskilled laborers to on-demand jobs across the United States.
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Professionals

Name Title Office Email
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Houston
Partner Cleveland
Of Counsel Los Angeles
Partner Orlando
Partner Los Angeles
Counsel New York
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Columbus
Partner Cleveland
Counsel Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Partner Atlanta
Partner Cleveland
Partner New York
Partner Cleveland
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Los Angeles
Partner New York

Experience

  • Advised a Fortune 500 enterprise client engaged in the business of connecting consumers with independent home repair technicians for appliances (including on-warranty and off-warranty appliances) over a proprietary technology platform.
  • Advised a gig platform company engaged in connecting skilled and unskilled laborers to on-demand jobs across the United States.
  • Advised a gig platform company engaged in connecting low-skilled laborers to on-demand, short-term warehouse and other labor-intensive jobs.
  • Advised a company engaged in the business of connecting IT and other skilled temporary labor with enterprise and middle-market buyers over a proprietary technology platform.
  • Negotiated VMS master service and technology agreements for large and small buyers, including enterprise companies.
  • Negotiated technology statements of work for outsourced and managed services.
  • Negotiated cloud-based staffing provider MSAs.

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