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Services like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Postmates are hallmarks of what's being called the "gig economy." And while presidential candidate Hillary Clinton remarked that companies like these are "unleashing innovation," they've also raised questions about workplace protections. So, to answer some of your questions (and ours), we're hosting a Facebook Q&A this Monday, July 27th at 5PM ET with Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

It will be moderated by our own Terrence O'Brien and you'll get answers directly from the Secretary on our Facebook page. Start thinking about what you'd like to ask him and join us here on this page (where we'll embed the post once we get started) on Monday. If you can't make it, drop your question in the thread below. And last but not least, you'll also want to read Nicole Lee's piece on the future of the gig economy.

Services like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Postmates are hallmarks of what's being called the "gig economy." And while...

Posted by Engadget on Saturday, July 25, 2015
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