Technology has revolutionized how and when we work. Phone apps have led to exponential growth in the gig economy, and remote communications technology allow people to work from home, the coffee shop, or wherever they choose, whenever they choose. For the first time in history, workers have jobs that work for them.
NJCJI works to preserve the ability of workers and businesses to freely enter working arrangements without exposing themselves to aggressive regulatory enforcement actions or class action lawsuits targeting these arrangements. NJCJI does this through legislative advocacy targeting proposed laws that threaten worker independence, and by submitting briefs in court cases where plaintiffs are trying to repudiate lawful independent contractor arrangements to seek financial windfalls based on questionable interpretations of wage and hour laws.
NJCJI’s work in this area includes: