VBO Advocacy

"We are not stupid," said Peter Kalivas, artistic director at the PKG Project, a San Diego-based, world-class dance theater group. "We do not need to be saved from ourselves. We can negotiate our own contracts. AB5 is insulting." AB5 changed labor law in California by setting more-restrictive guidelines on businesses that hire independent contractors. In

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Editor at Large for Redstate.com and host of the "Just Listen to Yourself" podcast, Kira Davis, joins Carol Roth to talk about devastating legislation, including California’s AB5 and the proposed Federal HR2474, which is aimed at killing the gig economy. While 24.2 million small business owners in the US have no employees, government is working

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By creating new obstacles for companies to hire independent contractors, this bill would suffocate the gig economy, to which people are increasingly turning for the freedom, flexibility, and adaptable income that it offers. Many of these hardworking individuals prefer the liberty of freelance contracting over the less flexible opportunities available through traditional full-time employment. They

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The PRO Act would represent the most comprehensive rewrite of U.S. labor law in decades. It would eliminate right-to-work laws, impose new penalties on employers who retaliate against union organizing, crack down on worker misclassification, and establish new rules so that employers cannot delay negotiating collective bargaining contracts. Thank you Rachel Cohen and The Intercept

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