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In the NewsMar 04, 2020 - 4:00pm

California’s AB 5 kills off 40-year Lake Tahoe Music Festival

California’s AB 5 has taken another life: The new law has now killed off the 40-year old Lake Tahoe Music Festival.

ArticleFeb 21, 2020 - 6:00pm
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VA Set to Pass Worker Misclassification Bill

This legislative session, the Virginia State Legislature has taken up numerous pieces of legislation dealing with worker classification, in other words, when a worker should be considered an employee or an independent contractor.

CommentFeb 13, 2020 - 3:15pm

Letter Supporting West Virginia SB 528

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports Senate Bill 528, the “Uniform Worker Classification Act.”

Litigation UpdateFeb 06, 2020 - 11:00am

Olsen v. State of California Amicus Brief in support of the Plaintiff

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce filed an Amicus Brief to urge the U.S. District Court, Central District of California to grant Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction and enjoin defendants from enforcing AB 5 against them, or otherwise causing it to be enforced against them, pending final judgment.

In the NewsJan 29, 2020 - 12:00pm

Welcome to Ms. Kavin’s Neighborhood. Today’s Lesson: The ABCs

California's AB5 law relies on three questions, originally written in the 1930s, to determine the legality of an independent contractor. Those questions are the basis for proposed legislation that could have a profound effect on the gig economy. A.)The person is free from the control and direction of the hiring entity in connection with the performance of the work, both under the contract for the performance of the work and in fact; and B.) The person performs work that is outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business; and C.) The person is customarily engaged in an independently established trade, occupation, or business of the same nature as that involved in the work performed.

In the NewsJan 19, 2020 - 3:00pm

California’s AB5 Leaves Women Business Owners Reeling

As seen on Forbes.com. California's AB-5 has made it more difficult for women like Aimee Benavides to maintain her flexible work schedule and meet the needs of her family.

In the NewsJan 09, 2020 - 12:00pm

Thank goodness the ‘gig worker’ bill was put on hold, freelancer says

A New Jersey bill aimed at cracking down on misclassifying independent contractors could instead be "career and culture killing."

ReportJan 09, 2020 - 10:00am

Ready, Fire, Aim: How State Regulators Are Threatening the Gig Economy and Millions of Workers and Consumers

Some lawmakers and regulators are pursuing policies harmful to the gig economy, workers, and consumers, but they could adderss concerns around gig workers while preserving the gig model itself. If we want to preserve what is good about the gig economy, we have to fashion regulatory solutions for the twenty-first century. We cannot continue to rely on existing employment models alone. 

In the NewsDec 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Laws to protect Uber drivers could put freelance journalists out of business

Laws designed to protect workers from California to New Jersey are making it impossible for others to work within the confines of the law.