On March 1, 2016, the Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs hosted a briefing on Independent Work and the American Economy. The speakers, each bringing a unique perspective, discussed the importance of the right of individuals to pursue meaningful, independent work. Please click on the image to view a video recording of the briefing The speakers in order of appearance included:… Read more →
Recent studies suggest that those who offer their services as independent contractors are generally happier than those who work as employees and that these entrepreneurs are not seeking any change to their current status.
Nonetheless, over the past few years state and federal agencies have intensified their enforcement efforts targeting independent contractors, which limits their ability to contract.
On October 17, 2015, the Coalition presented an update on federal and state developments affecting independent contractors to the American Trucking Association’s Independent Contractor Task Force. Russell Hollrah and Patrick Hollrah presented on behalf of the Coalition. The discussion on federal developments included an analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Administrator’s Interpretation of the economic realities test and… Read more →
The Coalition submitted a statement for the record before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, regarding Payroll Fraud: Targeting Bad Actors Hurting Workers and Businesses (5 pages, PDF format) Download full text here.
The Coalition submitted comments to the Internal Revenue Service on March 18, 2013, concerning the employer mandate contained in the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), urging that the definitions given the terms “employee” and “employer” for purposes of the ACA conform to the definitions given such terms for purposes of Subtitle C of the Internal Revenue Code, which governs federal employment… Read more →