Congress and state legislatures should require employers that provide benefits to regular, full-time employees to extend them to part-time employees on a prorated basis.
Employers should be required to disclose to workers when they are being hired as independent contractors. They should provide a clear explanation of what that means.
Occupational regulation should provide meaningful consumer health, safety, or financial well-being benefits. Policymakers should streamline licensing requirements where possible.
Policymakers should prohibit lawsuit settlement provisions that keep confidential information that could endanger health and safety while protecting legitimate confidentiality interests such as pri
States should sufficiently fund state victim compensation programs. They should provide expedited compensation in emergencies.
Congress should reauthorize the Elder Justice Act (EJA). It should fully fund the EJA and other programs that address elder abuse.
Policymakers should devise Silver Alert programs to alert the public to missing older adults with appropriate protections and limitations.
The subject of an alert must:
States should simplify estate planning. This includes allowing the use of electronic wills or trusts to govern the distribution of property at death.
States should expand laws on durable powers of attorney to:
States should codify, simplify, and clarify trust laws. They should model them on the Uniform Trust Code.