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Immigration

Occupational Licensing and Skills Mismatches

1. Introduction Over the past decade a number of studies have highlighted the expansion of occupational licensing (“licensing” in the rest of the paper) across several occupations (Kleiner, 2006; Bryson and Kleiner, 2019) discussing, among others, its effects on labor supply, wages, mobility, and the prices of the services provided…
Regulation

Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Estimating the Cost Savings The Department estimates that the rule change costs will be $370.9 million in the first year.63Ibid. Savings from the rule change stem from two main sources, savings from increased clarity and reduced litigation costs. Together DOL estimates that the rule change will…
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