Worker Status


, Star Advertiser
Free state’s struggling workers from burdensome regulations
Anthony Lamorena

The once-thriving Hawaii economy has become a casualty from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Adding further insult to injury, the contention around the state’s current plans to reopen the…

In state government, no good idea goes unpunished
Steven Greenhut

If you owned a company that was hemorrhaging cash and a local branch manager came up with a creative idea that could save oodles of money while significantly improving the quality of services for…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Don’t let California export bad ideas
Marc Hyden

“States are the laboratories of democracy,” according to a phrase attributed to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, and he was right. Because of America’s system of federalism, state and…

, 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.