Sonia Nieto-Munoz reports how New Jersey legislation is causing alarm and harm, ultimately forcing independent contractors to leave the state. It was billed as a way to protect workers in New Jersey from being exploited by businesses who classified them as independent contractors and got out of providing them benefits and employee protections.
But freelancers, tutors, writers and others in the “gig economy” said the measure pushed by powerful Democrats in the state Legislature would hurt more than help. In fact, some like Jen A. Miller, who just bought a house, said it would prevent them from finding work — and force them to leave New Jersey. Read full article here.