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.
California Freelancers Suffer From Totally Predictable 'Unintended Consequences' of Gig Worker Protection Bill
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Critics warn the state is threatening the flexible work arrangements preferred by many workers.
A report from the city's Department of Planning finds that housing construction has not kept pace with job growth.
This year, Mississippi and North Carolina both ditched a vague "good moral character" clause that kept occupational licensing out of reach for people with criminal records.
Plus: dangerous publishers, a history of slavery, and more...
Licensing reform efforts cross partisan barriers. Unfortunately, so do efforts to cripple opportunity and prosperity.
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If the past is any sort of guide to what comes next, his fears about a jobless economy (and his policy prescriptions to fix it) are completely misplaced.
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Does current precedent forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex-based stereotypes apply here?
But don't believe the dire diagnosis. New research shows a mixed bag of pay patterns for women-and men-over the past 50 years.
A state supreme court ruling jeopardizes the very idea of independent contractors in several trades.
City officials seem dedicated to driving away the businesses that create prosperity.
Can't get work? Trim hedges for the government!
"The rise of the Nordic welfare state has been a double-edged sword" for women's professional progress.
Lower courts are split on whether sex-based protections cover orientation.
Expensive high-speed internet and job training won't transform Appalachia into "Silicon Holler."
The war on immigration has taken a great toll on unauthorized aliens, its targets. But it is also badly affecting Americans themselves, its intended beneficiaries.
Whether automation produces net job losses depends on the relative sizes of its job-creation and job-destruction effects.
The overreaction to critiques of diversity methods ramps up the culture war unnecessarily.
How flag-waving nationalism provides cover for a destructive economic policy.
A new study reminds us that the law of supply and demand still applies to labor
British citizens are asking their government to "make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work."
Laws that force individuals into unwanted business relationships are unjust.
The former 'Dirty Jobs' host makes a successful leap from cable television to social media stardom.
Seattle city council seeks to micromanage workers' schedules.
New York court rules aren't independent contractors, despite facts that could also point to "contrary result."
Judge smacks down EEOC attempt to apply federal civil rights law against funeral home.
Sixteen states require hair braiders to get cosmetology licenses, which cost hundreds to thousands of dollars and require at least 1,000 hours of training.