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CommentDec 05, 2019 - 1:30pm

Letter to New Jersey Senate on Independent Contractor Law

A letter to the New Jersey Senate president, Stephen M. Sweeney regarding efforts to amend Senate Bill 4204 (S. 4204). This legislation deals with the definition of independent contractor under New Jersey law. As introduced, S. 4204 would have severely restricted the ability of employers across a range of industries from being able to continue the legitimate use of independent contractors by removing language from Part B of the ABC test, specifically that stating: “or performed outside of all the places of business of the enterprise.”

ArticleJun 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

California Legislature Takes Up Dynamex Standard

The California legislature is considering a bill that would enshrine the dubious state Supreme Court decision in Dynamex Operations West.

ArticleAug 24, 2018 - 3:00pm
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Labor’s Puerto Rico Payday

This blog has recounted before the phenomenon of governments using their power to promote the interests of organized labor...

Op EdAug 23, 2018 - 11:00pm

The Detroit News Op-ed: Stabenow cosponsors bills that help unions, but harm worker freedom

If you watch TV or listen to the radio, it is clear that campaign season is upon us. Not only does this bring an onslaught of political ads, but it also means that elected officials in Washington, DC, will start introducing legislation intended to energize their supporters...

ArticleAug 17, 2018 - 11:15am
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California Lawmakers Dodge Dynamex

The California legislature reportedly has no plans to address any time soon the state supreme court’s flawed Dynamex decision.

ArticleJun 01, 2018 - 3:00pm
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Anaheim’s Maleficent Minimum Wage Proposal

A union-backed minimum wage initiative in Anaheim, Calif., is on the verge of being placed on the November ballot...

ArticleMay 24, 2018 - 5:00pm
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California’s Dynamitic Dynamex Decision

The Supreme Court of California recently issued a decision that essentially rewrites the standard for determining whether someone is...

ArticleMay 11, 2018 - 10:30am
Right to Work Law: The Economic Evidence

Right-to-Work Laws: The Economic Evidence (2018 Update)

In the years since the passage of the 1947 passage of the Taft-Hartley Act that permitted states to pass right-to-work laws, numerous...

ArticleFeb 02, 2018 - 3:00pm

Uniform Standards for a Strong Wisconsin Economy

In Wisconsin, the economy has come a long way since the recession of 2009-2010...