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It could also put an end to flexible employment options many people have come to rely on, says Jarrett Dieterle, a policy analyst at the R Street Institute.

“A lot of workers and independent contractors want to stay independent contractors on purpose because it fits their lifestyle and what they’re able to do work-wise better,” Dieterle told me.

A July 2019 policy brief put out by R Street and Tech Freedom, another think tank, suggests several alternative models, including a “safe harbor” approach that would evaluate whether a worker is an independent contractor or not based on how closely their work is tied to one firm, or a “portal benefits” model where contractors could purchase traditionally employer-provided, non-cash benefits from independent entities.

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