The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs applauds Oklahoma State Representative Mike Osburn (R-81) for pre-filing the Empower Independent Contractors Act of 2019, H.B. 1095. This bill would replace the flawed “ABC” test currently used in Oklahoma to determine an individual’s status, as an employee or independent contractor, for purposes of state unemployment with a “common-law” test.
The Brooklyn Law School, Journal of Law and Policy published an article on the need for Congress to harmonize the definition of the term “employee” for purposes of federal statutes.
The Coalition submitted comments in response to proposed regulations, published by the Internal Revenue Service, that address section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”).
Washington, D.C., June 25, 2018 – On this day 80 years ago, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Washington, D.C., June 7, 2018 – Data released today by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), in its report titled CONTINGENT AND ALTERNATIVE EMPLOYMENT ARRANGEMENTS — MAY 2017, confirm that independent contractors “overwhelmingly prefer their work arrangement (79 percent) to traditional jobs.”