Unemployment

Legislation Affecting Gig Economy Workers

2020-08-19T10:04:54-04:00

Key Points The gig economy is based on flexible or temporary jobs that allow for freelancing;Gig economy workers are not guaranteed the same benefits as employees, such as a minimum wage standard and access to unemployment benefits;States, including California, have already enacted laws addressing misclassification by requiring companies to follow an ABC test to determine [...]

Legislation Affecting Gig Economy Workers2020-08-19T10:04:54-04:00

2020 Special Legislative Sessions

2020-08-12T09:54:41-04:00

Photo by Stephan Müller on Pexels.com What is a “Special Session”?  Unlike a regular legislative session, special sessions occur to deal with specific issues or topics.  Usually, the scope of the special session is limited to these specific issues.  Each state has its own rules and laws for the processes on special sessions, including how [...]

2020 Special Legislative Sessions2020-08-12T09:54:41-04:00

A Look at States Grappling with Budget Shortfalls in the Face of COVID-19

2020-06-05T10:39:24-04:00

Digital Illustration by Alana Burman by: Ryan J. Stevens As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all facets of everyday life, state budgets are no different.  With businesses closing and states implementing stay at home orders over the last few months, tax revenues have been dwindling for states.  With more individuals applying for unemployment compensation, [...]

A Look at States Grappling with Budget Shortfalls in the Face of COVID-192020-06-05T10:39:24-04:00
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