(Bloomberg View) – In the contentious matter of whether gig economy workers are the employees of the platforms they work from, positions are often extreme.

Uber presents its drivers as independent contractors who value the flexibility of their working arrangements above all else. Worker protection advocates want them to have full employment benefits. Surely there's a compromise lurking somewhere — and a review commissioned by the U.K. government has proposed a reasonable one, which could potentially work elsewhere, too.

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