Independent contracting and zero hours contracts are popular topics for many articles and reports today, as well as the subject matter for various government and other investigations - with Sports Direct often cited as a good (read bad!) example. In this blog Anne-Marie flags some of the employment issues relates to this flexible approach to work - and I agree that these should definitely not be ignored. With figures like the fact that 40% of the US population will be independent contractors by 2020 (and that's only 4 years away!), understanding and making this approach work for everyone concerned seems to be more important than ever.  To achieve the positive feedback Anne-Marie mentions at the end of her blog some firms must be getting it right - I guess it all comes down to getting the right gig!