What the PRO Act means to Freelancers
Thursday, July 8th, 1 - 2:00 PM ET
Free to Attend
The last few years brought a legislative focus on how to classify independent contractors. It started in California with the passage of AB5, and moved to other states like New Jersey and New York. The PRO (Protecting the Right to Organize) Act introduces the strict version of the ABC test into federal legislation for the first time. While this ABC test would mis-classify many independent contractors as employees for labor law purposes, it is the first step in codifying the ABC test into labor, employment and tax law, per President Biden's stated campaign plan. This session will put the PRO Act into context, explain how it may impact ASJA members and other freelancers, and discuss what is happening to combat the legislation.
Debbie Abrams Kaplan is an ASJA member who fought against ABC legislation in New Jersey in 2019-2020, and is now fighting the insertion of the ABC test in federal legislation such as the PRO Act. Debbie is the ASJA advocacy communications chair for PRO Act legislation and a co-leader of Fight for Freelancers NJ and USA.