From Crain’s Chicago Business, Greg Hinz reports that an influential Illinois representative is considering legislation to help gig workers. Greg writes:
In an interview, state Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, the chief sponsor of the law that will raise the Illinois minimum wage to $15 by 2025, says California is on to something in concluding that workers need help, and he has asked staff to begin drafting legislation to be submitted next spring.
Guzzardi said he doesn’t yet know what the provisions will be but suggested the only question is how to act, not whether to act.As independent contractors without many rights, “people can be mistreated,” Guzzardi told me in a phone interview. “They don’t get the same benefits or protections” as employees.
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