Employment protections and benefits


All workers should have access to both employment protections and some benefits such as health and retirement. This includes those properly classified as independent contractors and those with part-time status. 

Protections and benefits should be adapted appropriately for the worker’s circumstances. They could build on existing public and private systems. 

Employment protections and benefits should be portable, structured to pool risk where appropriate, and take advantage of economies of scale. 

Contingent and part-time workers who are virtually indistinguishable from regular employees—in characteristics such as work location, hours worked, work performed, employer expectations, and supervision—should be protected by employment laws.