Occupational regulation should provide meaningful consumer health, safety, or financial well-being benefits. Policymakers should streamline licensing requirements where possible.
Policymakers and the private sector should work to eliminate barriers to women’s employment. They should ensure equality in employment opportunities, pay, and benefits.
Federal, state, and local laws should strengthen protections for workers in terms of wages, hours, safety, and other features of employment.
Policymakers should explore new and innovative approaches to address unemployment.
Workers should be eligible for full workers’ compensation or unemployment benefits regardless of age and other sources of income, such as pensions.