July 31, 2008
NELP Compiles Independent Contractor Legislation Efforts
The National Employment Law Project has compiled a summary of independent contractor reforms across the country. Independent contractor relationships increasingly define work arrangements for immigrants, especially in low-wage sectors. From NELP:
"This year’s legislative sessions saw an uptick in activity designed to rein in independent contractor misclassification, including executive orders, cost studies, and legislation. During the 2007-2008 legislative sessions, at least five states enacted independent contractor reform statutes, and legislators introduced bills in more than 20 states. Three bills were introduced in Congress. Growing attention to independent contractor misclassification is thanks in large part to the efforts of organized labor and worker advocates at the state level. NELP has been actively engaged in providing technical assistance to many of the state activists. Click here http://www.nelp.org/docUploads/Independent%20Contractor%20Update%20July%202008%2Epdf to review Summary of Independent Contractor Reforms: State and Federal Activity, NELP's latest independent contractor update."
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Don't you mean "work arrangements for ILLEGAL immigrants?," Professor Saucedo?
How stupid (or biased) do you think the readers of this blog are?
Or is it that you are so biased that you cannot even conceive of anyone else having a different opinion than you?
A writer's bias is judged from what he or she writes as well as what he or she DOES NOT write.
It is no fun to read a blog that pushes only one point of view and makes no effort to present opposing or different points of view.
Posted by: Carlos Miranda-Fuentes | Jul 31, 2008 2:49:58 PM
We need national legislation for the protection of day laborers. These are the most vulnerable members of the immigrant community.
Posted by: Susan Goya | Jul 31, 2008 6:52:23 PM
"We need national legislation for the protection of day laborers. These are the most vulnerable members of the immigrant community."
Yeah, let's make special laws to protect illegal aliens who get paid under the table, violate our immigration laws and likely pay no taxes at all. While were at it, let's form special IRS tax squads to make sure they do pay taxes and a flying squad of ICE to do sting operations to check for valid Social Security numbers. Nah, let's just skip the IRS, keep the sting operation and deport the problem.
I find the ethics of Ms. Goya revolting. It's amazing how advocates are so ethically challenged. Perhaps it's because most of them skipped Civics classes.
Posted by: Horace | Aug 1, 2008 7:21:50 PM
I am happy to find this site. Independent Contractor misclassification is a special interest of mine due to my work history and current involvement with unionizing cab drivers. All of the problems you can think of with taxi drivers are because of the IC. 30 years ago taxi drivers were employees. Today they are IC competing against one another and going to work $100 in the hole because of having to lease their cabs.
Posted by: Steve Chervenka | Sep 7, 2009 1:17:51 PM