Freelancers from California, New Jersey and New York wrote a letter to Democratic National Committee Chairman, and former Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez in opposition to states adopting an “ABC” test to determine whether an individual is an employee or independent contractor.
The Coalition to Promote Independent Entrepreneurs applauds the U.S. Department of Labor’s issuance of new regulations that clarify joint-employer status for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
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.