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Will a Biden Presidency Impact Freelancers in the Ad Industry?

November 12, 2020

Via: Adweek

A piece of legislation that President-elect Joe Biden said he intends to sign into law could potentially affect how freelancers secure gigs and make a living.

Called the PRO Act, the bill, which passed the House earlier this year, largely focuses on strengthening workers’ rights and unions. However, some freelancers are taking issue with an aspect of the bill that’s been dubbed the “ABC test,” a three-pronged assessment that determines whether workers are considered employees or independent contractors.

The ABC test is meant to prevent employers from misclassifying certain workers as contractors, thereby avoiding having to provide them the perks and benefits employees typically receive.

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