It's not just Uber and Lyft feeling heat from workers in the start-up world. Homejoy, an app inspired to be the Uber of affordable home cleaning, saw a lawsuit filed by workers alleging that they were improperly listed as independent contractors. 

The dispute over proper use of an independent contractor and an employee is nothing new. Many companies rely on contractors to keep expenses low.  When contractors are utilized correctly, they can keep a company running smoothly and efficiently. 

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