Department of Labor Proposes New Rule Protecting the Right To Be a Gig Worker

Reason cites research fellow Sean Higgins on California’s AB5 rule:

The new rule “is definitely a reaction” to the California law, says Sean Higgins, a research fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. The Labor Department’s proposal “goes back to the nuts and bolts of the federal definition of what a contractor is,” Higgins says, “and just sort of updates it and gives it a facelift.”

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