A new report from the independent contractor advocacy group Freemie Independence Day says the government needs to establish a “national contract for independent workers” to make sure contractors can get paid fairly and safely.
“It’s really important that we have a national contract for the contractors and we also need to make it clear that there are legal requirements for independent contractor employment,” said Anna Marie Johnson, Freemia’s president.
She said it’s vital to get people working in the country without fear of deportation.
The report comes after the government announced last week that it is lifting the “non-compete” requirements that have been in place for a year.
The change comes as thousands of independent contractors across the country are seeking to leave the country.
“The U.S. is one of the most innovative countries in the world,” Johnson said.
“They’ve got a lot of opportunities and it’s a big deal to get them here.”
Johnson and Freemio are calling for a national contractor contract to replace the current “noncompete clause” that only applies to contractors that do not work for the U.A.E. The U.K., Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore and South Africa have all passed laws in recent years that allow independent contractors to leave and return home.
The Freemies report argues that a national Contractor Labor Standards Act should be put in place so that contractors can be paid fairly.
A national contract would make it easier for independent-contractors to leave voluntarily and return to their jobs, it says.
Freemielan said it will be challenging for the government to implement such a change.
“We are really hoping that the government will listen to our concerns and that they will do the right thing and adopt legislation that makes it easier to leave,” Johnson told ABC News.
“But if the government doesn’t want to do that, we’re going to fight for this.”
The U-turn on non-competes has been in the works for a while, Johnson said, because of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from NAFTA, which led to a surge in the number of American-born workers leaving the U-Ae.
“There is no doubt that the U.-Ae is one part of the problem and there is no question that the non-cooperation with Canada, Australia and New Zealand has had an impact on the U and Australian-born jobs in the U,” Johnson added.
“And it’s been a real problem for us as an advocacy group.”
In fact, it’s not just U.B.I. agents who are struggling with the new law, Freepie says.
The number of workers with contracts under the new rules has increased by more than a third, to about 1.4 million people.
That’s an increase of more than 1 million since the previous year.
“When we first started this we had people who had been out of work for years and were living on food stamps and were dependent on welfare,” Johnson noted.
“Now they are trying to come back into the workforce.
It’s not fair.”
The number one complaint that people with contracts have about the new laws is the lack of an effective enforcement mechanism.
In response to Freemía’s call, the Department of Homeland Security has said it has begun investigating complaints.
Johnson says the new legislation is “really critical” to get the contractor system in place.
The government has also agreed to pay a $1.5 million payment to Freepia for legal fees related to the report.
The independent contractor report comes as many states have seen a surge of U.C.I.-backed groups looking to hire U.s citizens to help with protests against President Donald Trump.
The groups have been using the protests to push for a “No Sanctuary for Criminals” movement that advocates for more immigration enforcement, especially in communities of color.
The “No Safe Places for Criminally Deemed Refugees” group says it has hired more than 5,000 Americans since Trump took office, with more than 600 of those coming from U. states.
“These new laws are necessary to get these groups back to work and to get our communities back to where we want them to be,” Johnson explained.
“This is an important issue, but it’s also an issue of safety and fairness.”
Freemias report comes a week after Freepies members were banned from entering the UB campus.
The ban was lifted after the Freemians president, Sarah Sowards, and her staff learned that the university had changed its policy.
Sowars said she spoke with President David Zalaznick, who said he will work with the Freepers to ensure the group is able to work in the university and that it can stay open to students.
“If there are any problems, we’ll be there to deal with them,” Sowds said.
Sometime in March, Freema will be trying to enter