Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently announced a plan that unintentionally makes it harder for workers and businesses to thrive: the Fair Workweek. Designed to give employees more stability in their work, the fair workweek has been proposed as a way to solve unpredictable hours within the restaurant and retail industries. Yet as evidence shows, Warren’s […]
Good Intentions Aren’t Good Enough This op-ed explains how regulations, which have been propped up under the guise of “worker rights,” typically cause more harm than good to American businesses and workers.
American economic growth has been steady for years with record lows of unemployment. Yet new labor regulations are threatening to undo all of that and put millions of Americans out of work, according to a new study by the American Consumer Institute. Often these regulations are passed with the intention of helping people find work, […]
How Labor Regulations are Raising Consumer Prices, Costing U.S. Jobs, and Impeding Economic Growth Service-providing industries are projected to account for more than 90 percent of the job growth in the U.S. economy before 2026, making the service sector the primary engine of the American global competitiveness and prosperity. Yet, a series of misguided legislative […]
There were cheers and celebration when the Chicago City Council voted in favor of some of the strictest and most wide-ranging predictive scheduling laws in the country earlier this year. But for the city’s working parents, the celebration is set to end before it even begins. Read this op-ed, published in the Chicago Daily Herald, […]
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 […]
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 […]