The economy is already under pressure. No laws should prevent freelancers from using their labor as best they can to see themselves through this pandemic.
The biggest costs of the PRO Act won’t be borne by employers and businesses. It will be the workers who have less freedom and flexibility to decide how they want to earn a living.
No longer able to force employees to unionize, the AFL-CIO is trying to force contract workers into employment. But freelancers are fighting back.
Vox Media announced they will be cutting hundreds of freelance writers to prepare for Assembly Bill 5 to go into effect in California at the start of the new year.
Unable to think of a new way forward, state lawmakers are relying on past solutions to improve the gig economy — and this will only hurt freelance and gig workers.
Somehow the California State Assembly managed to threaten free press, freelance writers, and working mothers — all with a single piece of legislation.
In essence, California companies can no longer hire independent contractors to perform work within the normal scope of their business. This is devastating to workers who love their freedom.
ESPN is caught in the throes of a perfect storm of market forces, government regulations, and increasing competition.
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