Worker Status

Publications

, 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…

Panel on Worker Classification at Association of Language Companies (ALC) 2019 Advocacy Forum
Ian Adams

Association of Language Companies (ALC) 2019 Advocacy Forum – Huntington Beach, CA Three hour panel discussion moderated by Rick Antezana (ALC President) & Dr. Bill Rivers (JNCL) as they…

, The American Spectator
Just another word for nothing left to lose
Steven Greenhut

At a conference examining California’s housing crisis, one of the more liberal audience members expressed her frustration at those of us who even talked about free markets. I don’t recall her…

, Liberty and Law
Senator Warren: America’s newest corporate raider?
Philip Wallach

Last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) introduced the Accountable Capitalism Act, a fully drafted plan that would introduce federal supervision of the country’s large corporations and…

, Insurance Journal
Gig Firms Want California to Override Court Ruling
Ian Adams & Brian Jencunas

Cited in Insurance Journal:
In their letter to Governor Brown, the businesses floated options to curtail the ruling’s influence. Those included issuing an executive order barring state agencies…

Uber lobbying for contract workers not to become employees
Brian Jencunas & Ian Adams

Cited in Bloomberg:
In their letter to Governor Brown, the businesses floated options to curtail the ruling’s influence. Those included issuing an executive order barring state agencies from…

AFSCME’s push for rent control proves the importance of the Janus union-dues ruling
Steven Greenhut

What do the following two things have in common: The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision allowing government workers to opt out of paying union dues and an effort by liberal activists to pass…

, The Seattle Times
End of ‘no poaching’ clause is a good first step for the future of the American worker
Eli Lehrer

American workers won a significant, if little-noticed, victory when seven major fast-food chains recently agreed to a settlement led by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to end…

, The American Spectator
Janus is only the beginning
Steven Greenhut

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case has heartened conservatives throughout the nation, especially in non-right-to-work states such as California that require…