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 […]

Protect the Rights of Independent Contractors

Of all the economic changes the United States has experienced over the past decade, none have been so profound as full-time employees shunning traditional 9 to 5 employment in favor of the flexibility offered by independent contract work. In 2020 alone, 3 in 10 full-time workers left traditional employment in favor of freelancing. In total, […]

Town Hall: PRO Act Will Harm Contractors and Consumers

It seems legislators at every level are intent on cracking down on independent contractor work. Unsurprisingly, California was the first to propose restrictions by establishing a three-pronged test that would determine whether a worker should be classified as an independent contractor or a traditional employee. Shortly after, state legislators in New Jersey, Wisconsin, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington all proposed […]