California Congressional candidates have an opportunity to win US House seats in November, 2020, according to the Wall Street Journal's well-traveled Allysia Finley.

Volunteers for several California Congressional candidates developed tools to use self-employment issues in media interviews. Here's one tip to handle interviews.

A July 30th WSJ op-ed discussed the widespread practice of ride-share drivers working for both Uber and Lyft along with other platforms and concluded....

California's Disastrous Anti-Indepedent Contractor Law, AB5

February 10, 2020

On November 18, 2019, California's Liberal-Dominated Legislature passed the nation's most anti-independent contractor state law to date.  Read the text of this law to see how restrictive this law is, and see why it has put so many individuals out of work.

On September 14 the Wall Street Journal published New Jobs' Letter to the Editor.  NJFM's President Mike Hruby responded to the WSJ's War on Gigs editorial, pointing out that Mass law is the prototype for this harmful California law.  

The Wall Street Journal published a scathing editorial condemning California's legislative effort to ban "gig work," which is simply voluntary self-employment contracted online.  Click to see the WSJ editorial.

In Massachusetts, higher taxes are always on the table.  The Boston Globe featured a Yes/No debate on local option sales taxes and asked New Jobs' President Mike Hruby for the "No!" position.  Click to read the article.

Feeling Under-Employed?  You have company! The Boston Business Journal reports on a new study that measured 575,000 college-educated workers in Massachusetts that have jobs beneath college level.

November 3, 2016

WSJ: Think-tank author Michael Saltsman points out that state ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage hurt the very people they are intended to help.

Scott Adams Explains Donald Trump

August 22, 2016

The Wall Street Journal offers this fascinating marketing analysis of Candidate Donald Trump's techniques, from Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert cartoon character.

May 24, 2016

The Globe profiled the difficulties teens are having this summer in finding summer jobs.

April 22, 2016

WSJ: In a closely watched lawsuit affecting the gig economy, 385,000 drivers for Uber in California and Massachusetts have tentatively agreed to a settlement with Uber.  While payments will vary with service, the average payment comes to....



April 7, 2016

Alex Chriss told Parade magazine that on-demand workers are 34 percent of today workforce, and will be 40 percent by 2020.  In 1989, on-demand work amounted to only....


FDA Threatens Theranos Founder with Loss of Job

April 13, 2016

Playing Judge, Jury, Legislature and Regulator, the FDA reveals it wants to ban a subject person from her field, WSJ reports.



The IRS's 11-Point Balancing Test for Judging True Self-Employment

January 26, 2016

New Jobs publishes a graphic describing the eleven balancing tests used by the IRS and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.  These tests distinguish between employees and the voluntarily self-employed.



WSJ: A Lawsuit to Break the Gig Economy

September 21, 2015

Attorney A.J. Kritikos describes how 80-year old laws threaten to throttle development of independent contracting, by forcing Uber to submit to taxi-like legislation.



BBJ: Mass Unemployment Rate Still Below the National Average

September 17, 2015

More importantly, the Massachusetts workforce participation rate declined again in August, as it has for more than a year.  People are getting out and staying out.


A shrinking labor force hides high unemployment rates.

WSJ: Minimum Wage Increases in 3 West Coast Cities Have Cost 1000s of Jobs

September 8, 2015

Three new economic studies measure the thousands of entry-level jobs lost in the restaurant and hotel industries in LA, SF, and Seattle. How can Massachusetts grow jobs if state law shrinks them?




WSJ: Ruling Clears Way for Unions

August 27, 2015

The National Labor Relations Board decided to hold one corporation responsible for employment practices at a separate corporation—a destructive change imposed instantly on the entire economy.

Globe: State Supremes Back Away from Classification Spat in Real Estate

June 3, 2015

The State's SJC decided not to resolve conflicting clauses in state law—a hot topic on Beacon Hill.

Globe: Affluent Teens Twice as Likely to Find Seasonal Work

May 28, 2015

The Globe reports that teens' summer employment rates vary by household income.

Globe: Party Leaders Grapple with Strategy to Retain Dominance

May 14, 2015

The Globe reports in depth how one Massachusetts state party is dealing with changes in the other state party.

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