Articles and Op-Eds

Lawmakers Must Strip the ABC Test from the PRO Act

As published by Business Insider, “We don’t need new laws that help some, but also legislate hundreds of thousands of successful careers out of existence. LeRoy agreed the ABC test is a blunt tool that ‘oversimplifies’ the labor force and would need ‘significant refinements’ and exemptions if kept in place. A potential solution could be a multi-factor balancing framework to determine who’s an employee, one like the IRS uses.” … Read more …

Press Release

An Open Letter to Senators Kelly, King, Manchin, Sinema and Warner

Today, Fight For Freelancers USA sent this open letter to Senators Mark Kelly, Angus King, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Warner. “Thank you for being reasonable, moderate voices in the U.S. Senate. We need more lawmakers like you who understand that freedom of choice applies to working styles as much as to anything else. We value your support and recognize that as long as you withhold co-sponsorship of the PRO Act, you are standing up in support of Americans like us.”

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PRO Act and ABC Test

As published by Forbes: “Experts in tax law as well as labor law attorneys representing both employers and employees have all told me that the legislation will potentially clash with existing laws in many ways. Untangling that could require years of court cases, potentially endanger the ability of many long-established independent contractors to continue their businesses, and even possibly hurt many people supporters claim it will help.” … Read more …

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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 …