In the gig-economy era where flexible work schedules have become the norm, certain cities like Chicago and Seattle haven’t got the message. In July, Chicago passed a predictive scheduling law, which makes employers post their schedules well in advance for hourly workers and then fine or penalize employers for making any changes to the set […]
Inflexible Scheduling: How Employees, Employers, and Consumers Are Hurt by Predictive Scheduling Laws A growing number of states and localities – including Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and the state of Oregon – are adopting scheduling mandates that require employers to provide their employees with advance notice of their work schedules (two […]
Although robocalls may be so irritating that it makes us choose not to answer phone numbers we don’t recognize, not all scams are masked as robocalls. There are legitimate notifications that deliver important information about your bank account, lab test results, weather alerts, and even more serious safety-related info. Read this op-ed to learn more. […]
The FDA needs to release its data on teen vaping. Providing a comprehensive compilation of the facts to the public will provide transparency and assure that FDA regulators’ and the administration’s policies on vaping are well-informed and impactful for the whole country. American consumers deserve to know the facts. Read this op-ed in the Hill’s […]
Protecting the environment and consumer prices are two issues that most Americans are concerned about. So it’s not surprising that federal bureaucrats have been purposefully quiet about proposals to impose sweeping new regulations that would hamper the country’s freight railroads — the most environmentally sound way to move freight over land — and do so […]
Today, ACI joins a 14 nonprofit organizations representing both consumers and taxpayers in sending a letter to the Acting Commissioner, Norman Sharpless. This letter calls for the FDA to release its data from the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey before moving any further with the proposed ban on vaping products. The public deserves to know […]
Predictive scheduling regulations, laws that regulate how businesses schedule work shifts for their employees, are on the rise across America. Rather than helping workers, they are capping their earning power and imposing unnecessary costs on businesses and consumers. As employees and shoppers begin to gear up for the busy festive season, a time when many […]
For the benefit of consumers, entrepreneurs, and workers, state legislators need to pare back occupational licensing regulations. These cruel rules target the most vulnerable in society and burden consumers with artificially high costs. To read this op-ed, visit Real Clear Public Affairs.
While free college might sound great, read why that it’s not a viable solution. Simply put, “The best things in life aren’t free” and college shouldn’t be either.
California is one of the most regulated states when it comes to occupational licensing. It is estimated that more than 20% of Californian workers need to acquire a license before they can even step into the workplace. Rather than protecting the public, these laws drive up costs for both businesses and consumers—while punishing the poor. […]