Worker Status

Publications

, Daily Caller
JACKSON: California – Still Crazy After All These Years
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Daily Caller:

Compliance costs could reach as much as $6.5 billion a year, according to the R Street Institute, so it’s unlikely companies that built their businesses on utilizing…

R Street Urges Governor Gavin Newson to Veto Assembly Bill 5 To Reclassify Independent Contractors as Employees
Steven Greenhut

September 13, 2019

The Honorable Gavin Newsom
Governor, State of California
State Capitol, First Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

RE: AB 5 (Gonzalez) Worker status – Request for Veto

Dear…

, LAist
Attn: Gig Workers. This Newly Passed California Law Could Affect You
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From LAist:

“All eyes are on California right now to see how this shakes itself out,” said Jarrett Dieterle with the R Street Institute, a Libertarian think tank based in Washington, D.C.

He…

, KPBS
A Bill To Fix Or Foul California’s Gig Economy
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From KPBS:

“All eyes are on California right now to see how this shakes itself out,” said Jarrett Dieterle with the R Street Institute, a Libertarian think tank based in Washington, D.C.

He…

, California Globe
California Lawmakers Could Ruin the Gig Economy if AB 5 is Signed into Law
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Steven Greenhut

From California Globe:

C. Jarrett Dieterle and Steven Greenhut of the R Street Institute addressed the exemption issue in a recent editorial titled, Crony carve-outs in California…

Workers’ Freedom At Risk In California
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Pacific Research Institute:

“Independent contractors, on average, cost about 66 cents on the dollar for every hour they work compared to a full-time employee,” says the R Street…

Jarrett Dieterle – Assembly Bill 5: Who Is An Independent Contractor and Who Is An Employee in California?
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Pacific Research Institute:

R Street Institute’s Jarrett Dieterle joins us to discuss his research on the hottest issue of the final weeks of the legislative session, Assembly Bill 5, and…

California After Dynamex: Worker Classification by Favor, Folly and Faux Pas
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Ian Adams

AB 5 legislation, which redefines what it means to be an independent contractor in California, and the employment classification test it creates restricts the freedom of workers, diminishes their…

, Reason
New Employment Regulations Could Destroy California’s Gig Economy
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Reason:

Jarrett Dieterle, a fellow with the free market think tank R Street, similarly argues that the mass reclassification of contractors as employees risks destroying the flexibility that…

, National Review
Don’t ‘Reclassify’ Contractors as Employees
C. Jarrett Dieterle

“Is this worker an employee, or just a contractor?”

It’s a seemingly simple question, but it has stark ramifications under American labor law — and some claim that the so-called gig economy is…