Retirement plan coverage of part-time employees, employees of small firms, the self-employed, contingent workers, and lower-paid workers needs to be increased.
Enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, particularly its provisions dealing with the classification of workers should continue to be a priority for the US Department of
The joint federal-state unemployment insurance (UI) system was created in 1935 as part of the Social Security Act to provide a safety net for workers who lose their jobs thr
All 50 states should adopt reforms to permit part-time workers and individuals seeking part-time work to receive UI benefits.
The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), passed in 1990, states that employee benefits are among the “terms, conditions, compensation and privileges of employment”
Flextime, part-time, flex-place, telecommuting, and job-sharing are examples of alternative work arrangements that appeal to workers of all ages.
Barriers to the adoption and acceptance of phased-retirement programs should be eliminated.
Employers should be required to disclose to workers when they are being hired as independent contractors and what that means.
Congress and state legislatures should require employers that provide employee benefits to offer them to part-time employees on a prorated basis.
Contingent and part-time workers who are essentially indistinguishable from regular employees—in characteristics such as work location, hours worked, work performed, employe