The PRO Act would sharply limit who is legally allowed to work independently or as a freelance worker, destroying hundreds of thousands of jobs during a recession.
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.
As House Democrats’ anti-freelancer bill moves to the Senate, it has attained the endorsement of New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.
If Democrat representatives in the House have their way, many Americans will be out of jobs they created for themselves, on their own terms.
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.
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.
ESPN is caught in the throes of a perfect storm of market forces, government regulations, and increasing competition.
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