Hacker Noon December 4, 2019
Brian Wallace

Today’s popular gig work consists of: Uber and Lyft, or other rideshare driving, freelance writing, food delivery through the likes of Postmates, Uber Eats, and DoorDash, side-job skilled labor and, errand running, and more. Although the high-demand of gig work has influenced the misconception of its age, you should know gig work has provided civilians with a flexible option in earning currency since 1915. Given the historical and economical changes in the availability of gig work, workers and brands are calling on the country’s legislature to change with the times. 

In 1915, jazz musicians created the word: “gig” in regard to their performances. For example, an excited musician would share the news of an upcoming show he or she booked...