These days, upon the rise of the Gig Economy, classifying workers as “employees” or “independent contractors” is quite meaningful. Employees are entitled to overtime, unemployment insurance, health benefits and more. Independent contractors often get none of those things, but do enjoy a higher degree of flexibility and maybe more hiring opportunities. Worker classification has become an incredibly controversial public policy issue, but in some ways, the debate is not new nor cabined to Uber drivers and freelance journalists. Just watch Friday the 13th.