Research Report Reimagining Workplace Protections: A Policy Agenda to Meet Independent Contractors’ and Temporary Workers’ Needs
Jenny R. Yang, Molly W Williamson, Shelly Steward, Steven Brown, Hilary Greenberg, Jessica Shakesprere
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Millions of workers in nonstandard arrangements (including temporary, subcontracted, and on-call workers and independent contractors) lack access to essential workplace protections--or, where protections do exist, to adequate enforcement mechanisms. Building an equitable economy requires addressing these shortcomings and reimagining our system of workplace protections. This report provides a policy framework for expanding essential protections to more workers, focusing on independent contractors’ and temporary workers’ needs.

Tags Workplace and industry studies Wages and nonwage compensation Workers in low-wage jobs Beyond high school: education and training Workplace protections
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
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