Policymakers must protect the independent workforce, not destroy it

Policymakers must protect the independent workforce, not destroy it


One bedrock of the American dream is the ability to be one’s own boss in whatever way one’s talents and ambitions allow. Whether a full-time career, a part-time pursuit, or an occasional side hustle to earn extra income, self-employment provides people with the opportunity to work as they see fit.

Unfortunately, the relentless pursuit to stifle self-employment through independent contracting in certain states and at the federal level is taking that freedom away.

Independent professionals contribute to a thriving economy. Yet, the Biden administration’s Department of Labor has doubled down on freelance-busting regulations. It deployed a restrictive independent contracting rule earlier this year that severely tightens the definition of a 1099 worker.

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The six-factor classification test established by the new regulation, totaling a mind-boggling 339

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