Bloomberg News reports:
Amazon, which has been using outside companies to handle the two-hour deliveries, began hiring on-demand drivers directly through its Amazon Flex program in Seattle in September. Drivers with a car and a smartphone can make $18 to $25 an hour, according to ad notices, and register for shifts through an app. Amazon says it's coming soon to Chicago and New York, where it'll compete to hire drivers with another quick delivery service, UberRush.Policymakers have been pressing to adapt 20th century labor laws as startups and established companies rely more and more on flexible work arrangements to cut payroll costs by as much as 40 percent while offering home delivery...
Lawyers say the employer-worker relationship will be redefined one case at a time over the next decade. By then, Amazon may be using drones for deliveries.
That's exactly it — by the time courts and Congress take a decade to reshape labor law, the companies will have moved on to the next thing.