Posts tagged Independent Contractor

    Labor agency bucks courts to attack independent workers

    January 22, 2022 // The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently took steps toward redefining who is an independent contractor and who is an employee. The move could limit self-employment options, making it harder for independent contractors to work for themselves. The change also would clear the way for unions to organize these workers, since entrepreneurs would get swept under the same legal status as employees. And that’s likely the real motivation.

    NLRB eyes overhaul of Trump-era independent contractor test

    December 28, 2021 // The National Labor Relations Board could soon make it easier to show that workers are a company's employees and not independent contractors under federal labor law, allowing them to join unions.

    Big Labor Grinches Undermining Freelancing With PRO Act

    December 21, 2021 // The bill, if passed, would abolish right-to-work laws, make employment conditional on union membership and misclassify independent workers as employees under a proposed ABC test, among many proposed provisions. Who seeks to benefit most from the PRO Act? Powerful labor union special interests.

    Truckers and consumers get a brief reprieve

    November 19, 2021 // Under AB 5, trucking companies may not contract with independent owner-operators. The California Trucking Association contends that the state law is pre-empted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act, which bars any state law or regulation that affects “a price, route or service of any motor carrier” with regard to the transportation of property.

    Revenue Estimates of PRO Act Penalties

    October 27, 2021 // Big revenue losses from employer penalties in the reconciliation bill.

    Shelby Givan, Teacher and Mother

    October 21, 2020 // Shelby Givan was a full-time teacher until she became pregnant with her first child in 2019. In order to spend more time at home with her son, she elected to begin job sharing at her local elementary school, splitting responsibility with another educator. She also began working as…

    Valerie Fausone, Animal Welfare Specialist

    October 21, 2020 // Valerie Fausone is a third-generation Californian who expected to call California her forever home.  But her plans changed after the implementation of Assembly Bill 5  *(see definition below). Within one month of the bill’s passage, Valerie’s contract work was terminated. Six months later, she is planning her move to…

    Lilly Walters, Face Painting Artist

    October 27, 2020 // Lilly Walters owned a thriving face-painting business in California–so thriving, in fact, that she often subcontracted with other artists to meet the demand of her clients. But Assembly Bill 5  *(see definition below) changed that. Lilly went from routinely entertaining at corporate family events and ski resorts—large-scale events where…

    Brian Butler, Owner of Big Bear Cabin Check

    October 27, 2020 // After seeing the demand for vacation rentals in Big Bear Lake, Brian Butler and his wife established Big Bear Cabin Check, a service that provided property checks and maintenance for rental properties. The company maintained properties for home-owners who lived out of state and provided cleaning services between renters. As…