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Fight for Freelancers Co-Founder Testifies Before U.S. Congress on the Right to Self-Employment

Fight For Freelancers co-founder Kim Kavin, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey, testified at a hearing about the need to protect independent contractors across the United States from proposed restrictions on the choice of self-employment. … Read more …

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Fight For Freelancers USA Opposes Nomination of Julie Su as U.S. Labor Secretary

Fight For Freelancers USA issued this press release today, opposing President Biden’s nomination of Julie Su for secretary of labor. “Julie Su has been instrumental in supporting regulations and laws that have decimated independent contracting for countless people,” says Kim Kavin, a New Jersey freelance writer and co-founder of Fight For Freelancers. “She’s a key figure in a movement seeking to implement policies that could destroy millions of livelihoods nationwide.” … Read more …

Public Comment

Fight For Freelancers USA Public Comment Opposing U.S. Labor Department Rule Change

Today, Fight For Freelancers USA submitted a 20-page public comment in strong opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to redefine independent contractors. This rule is written in a way that will misclassify millions of legitimate independent contractors as employees, damaging our incomes and, in some cases, destroying our entire livelihoods.

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U.S. Labor Department Proposed Rule Threatens Independent Contractor Health, Financial Stability

The U.S. Labor Department this week announced its proposed rule to redefine who is considered an independent contractor and who is an employee. The proposal has the potential to misclassify millions of legitimate independent contractors in a way that threatens their income and livelihoods, as well as their health. … Read more …

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Three Years On: Evidence Clearly Shows Lawmakers Must Stop Attacks on Independent Contractors

This week marks three years since California’s ABC Test-based Assembly Bill 5 was signed into law, kicking off a nationwide, union-led effort to reclassify tens of millions of self-employed Americans as employees who would then ostensibly gain traditional jobs and become eligible for unionization. But in the three years since this anti-independent contractor push began, its primary results have been the destruction of independent contractor careers and widespread citizen backlash against lawmakers and regulators who continue to champion the idea. … Read more …

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“Campaign for Our Careers” Named 2022 FOLIO: Eddie Finalist

Judges for the FOLIO: Eddie Awards, one of the most prestigious recognition programs in the publishing community, announced today that its finalists in this year’s competition include a series of articles published on, reported and written by Fight For Freelancers co-founder Kim Kavin, about the need to protect the choice of self-employment. … Read more …

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Independent Contractors Overwhelmingly Reject U.S. Labor Department Plans for Widespread Reclassification

So many independent contractors demanded to be heard at a public hearing Wednesday night about the U.S. Labor Department’s plans to redefine legal self-employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act that the department was unable to hear from all the attendees in the allotted two minutes each — even after splitting the hearing into two simultaneous video calls that lasted for two hours apiece. Read more …

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Fight For Freelancers Launches #WhatTheHellDOL Social Media Campaign

Today, Fight For Freelancers joined forces with several other ad hoc groups of independent contractors nationwide to launch #WhatTheHellDOL, a social media campaign created in response to the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement that it plans to rewrite the rules for who can legally qualify as self-employed. Read our press release

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Fight For Freelancers Files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Fight For Freelancers has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court representing more than 275,000 people, in support of a lawsuit by the American Society of Journalists and Authors, Inc., and the National Press Photographers Association that challenges California’s ABC Test law, Assembly Bill 5, on First Amendment grounds. Read the Fight For Freelancers press release, or read the Fight For Freelancers amicus brief.