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 Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs submitted a letter signed by thirty-one organizations expressing support for the Modern Worker Empowerment Act, H.R. 4069.
The Coalition submitted comments urging the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development to establish a uniform “common-law” test to define “independent contractor” for purposes of certain state programs.
The Coalition joined thought leaders to warn against enactment of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, H.R. 2474.