Fight For Freelancers NJ, a group of creative freelancers, launched a video series promoting their #IRSnotABC campaign. The Coalition applauds these freelancers for their persuasive campaign opposing an expanded application of an “ABC” test to determine an individual’s status and, instead, supporting the IRS “common-law” test, as we do.
The medical ethics phrase “first do no harm” is also applicable to public policy. It is an ethical consideration to be taken seriously by any state contemplating the adoption of an “ABC” test for determining worker status.
On September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5, which significantly restricts an individual’s right to work in that state as an independent contractor.
The Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law (“PFML”) created a new paid family and medical leave benefit for Massachusetts employees and certain independent contractors who reside in Massachusetts.
A bill was recently introduced in the Ohio legislature which would pose an existential threat to companies that do business with independent contractors. The bill, H.B. 568, would establish a new more stringent seven-part statutory test to determine a worker’s status for purposes of several state laws. H.B. 568 would amend the minimum wage, workers’ compensation, unemployment, and tax law… Read more →