The Economic Standard: Biden’s Inflationary Goal

June was another record-breaking month for U.S. inflation, with the Consumer Price Index reaching 9.1%. While American families struggle with the rising cost of living, the Department of Labor (DoL) has promised regulatory changes to the classification of independent contractors that will only increase inflationary pressures on the U.S. economy and exacerbate the financial struggles of millions of Americans. […]

The Senate Stands Up for Worker Freedoms

At the end of March, the United States Senate rejected the nomination of Dr. David Weil to head the Department of Labor’s Hour and Wage Division. Senators Manchin (D-WV), Kelly (D-AZ), and Sinema joined all Senate Republicans in rejecting the nomination. Had Dr. Weil’s nomination been successful, he would have returned to a position he […]

The Feds Take Aim at Worker Freedom, Again

When then-candidate Biden was on the campaign trail, he frequently criticized employers for allegedly “misclassifying their employees as independent contractors,” which amounted to both “wage theft” and cheating “on their taxes.” Biden also promised his administration would “enact legislation that makes worker misclassification a substantive violation of law under all federal labor, employment, and tax […]

David Weil’s Nomination Is Another Attack on Worker Freedom

On January 4th, 2022, the United States Senate officially received President Biden’s nomination of Dr. David Weil’s nomination to serve as the Wage and Hour Division Administrator at the Department of Labor. While Dr. Weil is undoubtedly qualified to lead the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour division, his nomination represents the Biden Administrations’ continued […]

How Startups and Innovation Benefit from Preserving Employment Freedom for Independent Workers – with John Chisholm

The modern workforce is changing. Technology is making it easier for people of all education, skills, and income levels to be part of the sharing economy as independent contractors. Yet, several regulatory and legislative initiatives expose the long-term viability of this working arrangement and the benefits it provides. In this episode, John Chisholm, entrepreneur, CEO, […]

Washington Examiner: Biden’s War on Independent Contractors

In the final days of the Trump administration, the Department of Labor issued a rule providing much-needed clarity to millions of people who work as independent contractors. President Joe Biden‘s war on independent contractors further escalated in March 2021 when his Department of Labor announced plans to withdraw the rule. However, if Biden wants to make good on his […]

Townhall: Biden’s Trojan Horse

President Joe Biden recently released his long-awaited American Jobs Plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure. While a small portion of Biden’s plan is focused on upgrading America’s roads and bridges, the plan also calls to enact the anti-worker PRO Act into law. The American Jobs Plan represents a trojan horse that will enhance union power, deny independent contractors […]

POLICY-ISH TALK: The PRO Act Explained – with Liya Palagashvili

What is the PRO Act? How would it affect independent workers? What are the alternative policies and social safety nets that would make sense and benefit the growing independent workforce? On this episode, Liya Palagashvili, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins Kris to share her perspective on these important […]

Inside Sources: The PRO Act Undermines Worker Freedom

Since 1943, 27 states across the country have implemented right-to-work laws. Those laws ban unions from compelling workers to join, amounting to over $400 in membership dues each year. Despite the overwhelming popularity and the economic prosperity right-to-work laws have brought to states, politicians are now seeking to repeal them. President Joe Biden made repealing right-to-work laws a central pillar […]

The Economic Standard: For the Sake of Independent Contractors, Reject the PRO Act

On the same day the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the largest stimulus package in American history, they also passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO) of 2021. While the stimulus package was the focus of press attention, the PRO act could upend millions of independent contractors’ livelihoods and economic prosperity. Despite President […]