What is the Pro Act?
There has been a lot of confusion about what the bill does and doesn’t do, as well as misinformation being stoked by real concerns due to worker classification laws in California and other states.
As an organization that has fought for the inclusion and rights of freelancers for more than 25 years, it is our duty to provide freelancers with information about the issues that affect them. In conversation with a number of freelancer organizations, employment lawyers, and workers’ rights groups, we have assembled answers to the most common questions we have encountered about this bill.
This reflects our most current understanding of the facts (as of April 1, 2021); should new developments arise, we will continue to update Freelancers Union members in the interest of full transparency.