Posts tagged Independent Contractor

    Opinion: Amidst inflation, President Biden should refocus his efforts on expanding flexible work careers for Americans

    August 9, 2022 // Why is championing flexible work through reforms so important? Independent contractors make up a sizeable portion of the 59 million freelancers in the U.S. economy, employ tens of millions of additional workers under their contracts as small businesses, and are often the entrepreneurs that grow successful new businesses in communities. Modern Worker Empowerment Act, California Supreme Court

    Hundreds of truckers block Oakland terminal access to protest AB5

    July 19, 2022 // By Monday afternoon, the SSA, TraPac and Everport terminals announced there would be no night shift hours as the protesting owner-operators were only allowing around two company trucks per hour into the terminal gates throughout the day. On average, 250 trucks an hour would flow through the terminals on a typical work day. Matt Schrap, CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association, who was in Oakland on Monday, lauded the demonstration. owner-operators, Kimberly Sulsar-Campos, vice president of Oakland-based Iraheta Bros. Trucking, Rafael Quintero, Joe Rajkovacz, director of governmental affairs for the Western States Trucking Association, Employment Development Department [EDD] audit, Larry Dhaliwal, LDT Transport, Robert Bernardo, TraPac, Bill Aboudi, drayage trucks

    Hundreds of truckers protest AB5 at Southern California’s busiest ports

    July 14, 2022 // Port of Oakland truckers plan Monday demonstration against independent contractor law Some California truckers turned off their trucks, blocked terminals or staged slow rolls to snarl traffic around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Wednesday to express frustration over a controversial state law, AB5, that seeks to limit the use of independent contractors and largely classify them as employee drivers. Cindy Lopez, co-owner of Southern California-based Aztec Enterprises and founder of the Facebook group LA & LB Port Drivers, says she worked with countless other groups, including motor carriers, that serve the ports to stage Wednesday’s protest. Gordon Reimer, Southern California-based FHE Express,

    Labor Relations Radio, Ep 29—Mercatus Center’s Michael Farren On Unions, & Free Market Labor Policy

    July 14, 2022 // In this episode of Labor Relations Radio, Dr. Farren discussed a “blue sky” vision of how unions could prosper by getting rid of “Unions’ Original Sin: Exclusive Representation” and competing in a free market workplace, as well as independent contractors and the problems with the PRO Act. A Pro-Union Vision for the 21st Century and Beyond

    Foxx Torches DOL’s Move to Quash Independent Contractors

    June 3, 2022 // “Stripping independent contractors of entrepreneurial opportunities and flexibility reeks of bureaucratic rot. The DOL acts as if hardworking Americans are not to be trusted with how they choose to live their lives. If our country’s workforce is to make a comeback, the federal government should be far removed.”

    Labor Relations Radio, Ep 13—Guest: Michael Layman of the International Franchise Association

    April 1, 2022 // Michael Layman of the International Franchise Association From the ‘ABC Test’ to ‘Joint Employer,’ the franchise business model is under assault on multiple fronts, with millions of jobs at stake.