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The PRO Act’s Attack on Independent Contracting

As published by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: “The reality is that the PRO Act would apply California’s ABC test to the NLRA in all 50 states (and without the numerous exemptions that the California legislature later had to enact to mitigate AB 5’s ill effects). That alone is a dramatic change and it would be the first time the federal government has adopted this restrictive ABC test. It also is quite likely that once this ABC test is established under one law, it will be the pretext for it to spread into other areas, and we have already seen the Department of Labor engage in rulemaking on independent contracting.” … Read more …

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The PRO Act is Becoming Labor’s Amateur Hour

As reported in Forbes: “The claim that this move has no meaning outside of the National Labor Relations Act is either a misunderstanding of the larger context or disingenuous deception. … Shrugging off the personal concerns of potentially many millions of people, numbers of whom have shown themselves capable of running political and media campaigns to turn back what are attacks on their livelihoods, is unnecessarily building legions of enemies of those who were previously friends.” … Read more …