The state’s unemployment rate is well above average, yet there’s a ballot initiative hoping to push the minimum wage to $18 an hour.
It’s great when innovations let us work less, but top-down, inflexible government demands are not the way to get there.
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Unions or minimum wage laws aren't required for workers to shift the balance of power.
But bureaucratic backlogs mean it's still taking far too long for them to get to work.
Whole Foods Fight Over Black Lives Matter Masks Pits National Labor Relations Board Against Free Speech
Should Whole Foods be allowed to stop staff from wearing Black Lives Matter masks on the job?
Studies show that support for mandated paid leave drops when employees find out what it costs them in take-home pay.
Is the problem government cash or have we entered a new paradigm?
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Growing evidence confirms that barriers to immigration make us all worse off.
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Jigisha Modi can't hire her own mother-in-law—who has decades of eyebrow-threading experience—because of Kansas' occupational licensing rules. Now she's suing.
Supreme Court Won't Hear Case Challenging Massachusetts' Income Tax on Telecommuters Who Don't Live or Work in Massachusetts
The Court left increasingly urgent questions about taxing remote workers up in the air.
Lockdowns, tariffs, and other market interventions made wood an expensive commodity.
Using the process of elimination, the culprit seems clear.
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Jobs data casts doubt on the idea that the COVID-19 pandemic is uniquely setting women back.
Destroying the ability of freelancers to make a living is union protectionism, not economic opportunity.
Californians Rejected a Harsh Law That Destroyed Freelance Jobs. Congress Is Trying To Make It Federal Law.
The PRO Act would demolish the gig economy for the benefit of labor unions and would undermine right-to-work laws.
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Able to do our jobs from where we please, life for many of us will reflect a bit more of what we want rather than what we have to do to get by.
Deutsche Bank has proposed a 5 percent income tax on people working from home, the revenue from which could be spent supplementing the lost wages of service workers.
Occupational licensing rules are more often arbitrary bureaucratic hurdles than they are protections for health or safety.
We can increasingly live where we please while working jobs of our choice. What we do with that bonanza is up to us.
Rideshare drivers and delivery people are still going to have to beg voters to let them work.
Lawmakers and courts are trying to force them to put drivers on their payrolls. They're threatening to take a freeway out of the state entirely.
Officials claim doing business is a revocable “privilege,” but many Americans see it as a right that they’ll exercise with or without licenses and permits.
SCOTUS rules 7-2 in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru.
Will changes to how many of us work outlast the pandemic?
That has interesting implications for where people will base themselves in the future.
Pandemic patients get better care when medical professionals are free to work where they're needed. The same will undoubtedly be true of regular patients after COVID-19 has left our lives.
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Assembly Bill 5 was designed to constrain the growth of the so-called gig economy. In practice, it's closing off opportunities
E-Verify makes life harder on immigrants who want to work, but it doesn't make things better for anyone—-even those who want to see those immigrants leave.
The new law seeks to reclassify contractors as employees.
Gig workers and companies are suing over a California law, AB 5, that criminalizes their continued employment.
The East African khat trade is thriving, even as global prohibition creeps in around the edges.