I’ve recently heard of instances where businesses are being targeted with new government regulations as an easy way to seek tax revenue for federal and state governments. As a small business owner, working to support my family, the flexibility of working with independent contractors is critical to my future.
Just because we often don’t log a typical 9-to-5 day, both independent contractors and small business owners regularly work harder and longer. It’s often a one-man show to get the job done, and done right. Now self-employed people, earning modest incomes, find themselves hounded by regulation, and demonizing an entire workforce because of a few bad actors is not right. This only discourages people from self-employment at a time when we should be promoting economic opportunity.
California claims to be a business-friendly state, but piling on unnecessary regulations at a time when the economy is already suffering is detrimental to our entrepreneurial spirit and our economy.