Comment from Jill Adler

I’ve worked as a graphic designer for the past 20 years, the last five of which I’ve been an independent contractor. Most of my work comes from like businesses such as publishers and agencies.

Working as a contractor has been immeasurably better than working as an employee. My hourly rate is substantially higher and my annual income has doubled. I’ve been able to take care of family members when they’ve been sick and dying. I have more time in my day and flexibility as to when I work which allows me to exercise more and eat healthier. I have control over who I work for and what I get paid. As an employee, I felt I was often taken advantage of in terms of hours works for the pay I was receiving.

For all these reasons, I oppose any redefinition of labor laws that would make it more difficult to make a living as a contract worker, such as ABC tests.

I support the Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Comment ID: WHD-2020-0007-1574 | 26-Oct-20

Categorized under Flexibility, Independence

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