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2/12/20 – Will 1/3 of the UK’s Freelancers Stop Contracting?
13% of UK freelancers have begun planning to find contracts outside the UK. 11% have begun planning to retire early or otherwise stop working. 8% have begun planning to move into jobs where they will be employees, according to IPSE research. Why? Because of changes coming up in April of this year to the IR35 law.
You can read the full article on Politics Home here.
2/6/20 – Will ProAct Pass?
The United States House of Representatives votes on February 6, 2020 on legislation which would reclassify many gig workers as traditional employees rather than contractors.
This legislation, called the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, would reclassify many gig workers as traditional employees rather than contractors. This comes on the heels of California’s very controversial passage of Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) last year, which narrowly classifies almost all freelancers, gig workers and others as employees.
You can read the full article in the Washington Examiner here.