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CAREER FREEDOM

Coalition for Career Freedom

Enabling workers with the freedom and flexibility to make a living

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The Coalition for Career Freedom (CFC) is opposed to pending legislation to alter Michigan’s legal definition of independent contractors, a change that would drastically limit self-employment, freelance work, gig opportunities and more — hurting the very workers lawmakers say they're aiming to help.

The "problem" the bills seek to address is ill-defined, especially since Michigan already has an effective test and standards for determining who can and can't be classified as an independent contractor.

 

The bills would have a harmful impact on job providers and the workers they rely on, from sales, real estate and medical professionals to truck drivers and ride-share providers, hairdressers, freelance writers and designers, to construction, accounting and legal professionals to an array of gig workers and more.

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CAREER FREEDOM

• Workers desire more freedom and flexibility ⎯ not less

• Michigan has a well-established definition of who can be classified as independent contractors

• Current business models were built and succeed within Michigan's current rules

• A competitive economy will establish market rates and benefits

The CFC stands by a proven set of employment principles:

Career Freedom Coalition

Membership

Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan

Association of Language Companies

Barry County Chamber

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce

Big I Michigan

Bradford White Corporation

BrickWays

Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland

Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce

DecentraCare

Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce

Flint & Genesee Chamber

Foundry Association of Michigan

Fresh Perspective Home Care

Gosen Tool and Machine

Grand Rapids Chamber

Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce

Greater Lenawee Chamber of Commerce

HealthBar

HighPoint Electric

Holly Area Chamber of Commerce

Home Builders Association of Livingston County

Home Builders Association of Michigan

Insurance Alliance of Michigan

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce

Jude's Barbershop

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

Michigan Agri-Business Association

Michigan Association of CPAs

Michigan Association of Timbermen

Michigan Bankers Association

Michigan Farm Bureau

Michigan Gas & Electric Association

Michigan Ground Water Association

Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

Michigan Manufacturers Association

Michigan Press Association

Michigan Realtors

Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association

Michigan Retailers Association

Midland Business Alliance

Michigan State Medical Society

Michigan Trucking Association

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors

National Federation of Independent Business Michigan

Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance

Nu-Wool Co. Inc.

Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce

Potato Growers of Michigan, Inc.

Robinette's Applehaus and Winery

Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Association of Michigan

Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber

Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce

Traverse Connect

West Michigan Policy Forum

Wyoming-Kentwood Area Chamber of Commerce

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The legislation 

House Bill 4390

Coalition letter to Michigan Legislature

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