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December 11, 2019
California Reclassifies Contractors as Employees, Targeting the Sharing Economy
A.B. 5 is expected to affect up to one million contract workers statewide and upend the business models of ridesharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft.
Employment
November 14, 2019
Commentary: Thanks to Trump, Seven Million Americans Have Quit Food Stamps
The booming economy is the primary driver of the dramatic decrease.
Employment
November 10, 2019
Labor Department Proposes Industry-Led Apprenticeship Programs
Currently, the private sector is largely excluded from creating certified apprenticeship programs, which are led by unions and local and state government entities.
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Employment
October 14, 2019
Congress Considers Union-Supported Labor Law Rewrite
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act working its way through Congress.
Economy
August 16, 2019
High Housing Costs Drive Exodus to Exurbs
Smaller cities in the United States are growing much more quickly than large ones, reversing a trend earlier in the 2010-2019 decade.
Education
August 15, 2019
Trump Administration Proposes More Flexible Apprenticeship Rules
The U.S. Department of Labor proposes a rule to expand access to apprenticeships.

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Employment
December 11, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A.B. 5 is expected to affect up to one million contract workers statewide and upend the business models of ridesharing platforms such as Uber and Lyft.
November 14, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
The booming economy is the primary driver of the dramatic decrease.
November 10, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
Currently, the private sector is largely excluded from creating certified apprenticeship programs, which are led by unions and local and state government entities.
October 14, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act working its way through Congress.
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August 16, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
Smaller cities in the United States are growing much more quickly than large ones, reversing a trend earlier in the 2010-2019 decade.
August 15, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
The U.S. Department of Labor proposes a rule to expand access to apprenticeships.
August 5, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The new law covers a wide array of professions, including health care, dentistry, construction, real estate, cosmetology, teaching, accounting, engineering, and embalming.
August 1, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
A proposed law would allow striking workers to collect unemployment benefits even though they have jobs at which they are not working.
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June 7, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration is appealing rulings by a federal court that have blocked the implementation of Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and found a similar program already in place in Arkansas violates federal law.
February 14, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Every occupational license in Ohio will be put on a six-year clock for review and potential elimination under a bill passed by the legislature in December 2018.
January 23, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The Institute for Justice finds licensing barriers may cost the national economy more than 1.8 million jobs.
January 22, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Proposed rule focuses on tightening loopholes in SNAP’s work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents
January 8, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
State laws fail to consider ability to pay
December 13, 2018
By Owen Macaulay
Unemployment declines to the lowest level since 1969
October 12, 2018
The New Jersey General Assembly approved Gov. Phil Murphy’s substitute proposal for regulating African hair-braiding licensing after Murphy conditionally vetoed a bill that would have exempted hair braiders from the state’s regulations.
October 12, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance is considering a bill that would penalize business owners for hiring employees using federal entitlement programs, by increasing the corporate tax rate paid by owners.
October 12, 2018
By Savannah Edgens
The Michigan Legislature approved Legislative Initiated Petition 3, an indirect initiated state statute that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage over the next four years.
September 23, 2018
The cost of some local and state government construction projects in Missouri will decrease now that Gov. Michael Parson has signed a bill reforming the state’s prevailing-wage law.
September 12, 2018
By Brandon Best
Voters in Missouri repealed a state law prohibiting forced union membership, preventing the law from going into effect nearly a year and a half after it was signed.
August 16, 2018
By Samantha Fillmore
New York state Assemblyman Richard Gottfried (D¬¬¬–Manhattan) announced he will sponsor a bill to allow public-sector unions in the state to receive taxpayer funding to reimburse the costs of collective bargaining and contract administration.
August 14, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
Voters in Mountain View, California will consider whether to increase the local business license tax in this November’s election.
August 14, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would use Social Security to finance a new paid parental-leave benefit for couples with new children.
August 14, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Americans are continuing to return to work and stay employed in 2018 as the American economic machine continues to roar, according to new statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
July 12, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled governments may not deduct union dues from the paychecks of public sector employees without their consent.
July 12, 2018
By Joshua Paladino
In a move that will reduce the cost of government construction projects, the state of Michigan is repealing its prevailing-wage law.
July 11, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
New contracts between a labor union representing hospitality workers in Las Vegas, Nevada and some of the city’s largest casinos and hotels include new financial compensation and job placement plans for union members displaced by automation.
June 12, 2018
By Madeline Fry
Gretchen Whitmer, a candidate in the Michigan Democratic Party gubernatorial primary, says she will work to repeal the state’s right-to-work (RTW) law, if selected by her party and elected in November.
June 11, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Voters in Missouri will decide whether a state law prohibiting forced union membership goes into effect, nearly a year and a half after it was signed into law.
May 17, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
The New Hampshire state Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee rejected a bill that would have created a state commission for reviewing occupational licensing rules.
May 15, 2018
By Paige Anderson
Nearly half of Americans surveyed in a new poll say the government should give financial assistance to individuals put out of work by artificial intelligence (AI) or other technological advances.
May 15, 2018
By Paige Anderson, Ashley Herzog
More Americans have been getting back to work and staying employed in 2018, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
May 15, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
Otero County, New Mexico commissioners approved an ordinance prohibiting businesses from requiring union membership as a condition of employment.
May 14, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
The Kentucky state Supreme Court will hear a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law prohibiting unions from requiring all employees to pay dues in unionized workplaces.
May 8, 2018
By Clifford Thies
During the Obama years, critics of the administration pointed to falling labor force participation as the primary "cause" of the falling unemployment rate.
April 26, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The South Carolina state Senate Committee on Medical Affairs approved a bill to join an interstate compact synchronizing licensing regulations governing emergency medical technicians (EMTs) with those of 12 other states.
March 27, 2018
By Zachary Williams
A bill that would authorize dental therapists in Ohio is under consideration in the state’s Senate Committee on Health, Human Services, and Medicaid.
March 6, 2018
By Paige Anderson
The Arizona state House of Representatives’ Committee of the Whole approved House Bill 2011 (H.B. 2011), which would reduce occupational licensing regulations for blow-dry stylists.
February 28, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., John Nothdurft, S.T. Karnick
Opponent of Reform Decried Heartland Institute’s Influence from Floor of State Senate
February 24, 2018
By Robert G. Holland
Freedom — it is working for creating jobs, why not for filling them?
February 20, 2018
By Richard Ebeling
Most of us both value and take for granted the ability to make decisions about our own lives.