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Author: Handy, Published on: 2 April 2018
We have worked to find a legislative solution that both classifies independent contractors and allows companies to provide portable benefits to the hundreds of thousands of independent contractors finding work and earning income on platforms like ours. Unfortunately, we have not been met with the same willingness to work together. Since we have been unable to come to a resolution that addresses both issues – providing benefits and clarifying classification – we are supporting legislation that focuses solely on creating a clear test for worker classification in the on-demand sector. By providing clear, objective framework for everyone to follow, this legislation will bring much needed clarity to the law, and enable the on-demand economy to continue to grow, innovative and bring new income opportunities to millions of Americans.
Handy still remains committed to creating a system that will enable companies to provide independent workers with access to benefits, and we are actively engaged in exploring the creation of a benefits pilot program. If at any time anyone has opposed our legislation genuinely wants to work together to find a solution that addresses both issues, we'd be thrilled to do so.
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