The rise of the gig economy, lacking benefits—health, vacation, retirement, or, for that matter, anything else—could lead to a sea change in the way workers are treated as at least some lawmakers investigate the possibility of making all benefits portable.

That's according to a Huffington Post report, which says that some cities and states are exploring ways to provide benefits that are completely portable, including such measures as access to workers' compensation, unemployment insurance and even assistance in paying for health insurance.

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