Worker Status


, Pacific Legal Foundation
Issues & Insights: Lifting zoning restrictions would get Americans back to work during the COVID-19 crisis
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Shoshana Weissmann

From Pacific Legal Foundation:

That is what happened to Phoenix resident Kim O’ Neil, whose home-based medical billing service was closed by the city despite having no visiting customers or…

, Education Week
AFT and NEA Join Push for National Overhaul of Police Practices
Steven Greenhut

From Education Week:

And some conservatives have expressed unease about police unions in addition to teachers’ unions.

Lydia Olson, et al. v. State of California, et al.
C. Jarrett Dieterle


In September 2019, the State of California adopted AB 5, which purports to cure the “harm” and “unfairness” to workers who are “exploited” when they are classified…

Letter on policy ideas to mitigate the pandemic’s impact on employment
C. Jarrett Dieterle & Shoshana Weissmann

From RSC American Worker Task Force:

Members of the regulatory boards who establish the standards for the licenses are often members of the regulated profession. Moreover, strict occupational…

, reason
It Figures That Michigan Is Among the First States To See Protests Against Social Distancing
Caroline Kitchens & C. Jarrett Dieterle

From reason:

Against the California model of categorizing independent contractors.

Why Now Is a Terrible Time to Limit Worker Flexibility
Caroline Kitchens & C. Jarrett Dieterle

With 95 percent of Americans across the country living under stay-at-home orders, companies relying on gig workers and contractors—such as Uber, Instacart, Amazon, DoorDash and GrubHub, to name a…

, Newsy
Jarrett Dieterle on Delivery Industry Expanding Contract Workers during Covid-19
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From Newsy:

Jarrett Dieterle discusses how the delivery industry is expanding contract workers during Covid-19 in response to high demands on Newsy’s The Why.

, The American Spectator
California Anti-Contracting Law: Did Democrats Finally Go Too Far?
Steven Greenhut

The worst part about living in a one-party state is the foreboding sense that there’s nothing the ruling party couldn’t do unless the courts or the federal government step in to stop it….

New Jersey bills to limit freelance contractors reflect un-American trend | Opinion
C. Jarrett Dieterle

From The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Now there’s even a national bill, the Protect the Right to Organize Act (PROAct), which at first glance appears to protect workers, but it not only contains…

, The American Spectator
California Killing Its Gig Economy
Steven Greenhut

If you haven’t listened to California’s Democratic leaders (and who can blame you for that), you wouldn’t know that our state is the world’s fifth-largest economy and a model for the rest…