California’s Court of Appeal has upheld a law that classifies gig workers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Together with caucus co-chairs Reps. Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Marc Veasey (D-TX), Direct Selling Association (DSA) President Joseph N. Mariano participated in a virtual briefing titled “Growth of the Micro-Entrepreneur & Legislative Update.” Highlighted in this discussion was the importance of protecting independent contractor status for all Americans, consumer protection and industry self-regulation. There are […]
We all know how Amazon has impacted competition on the product side of our business, and the emerging gig economy players that rely on independent contractors have brought even more disruption to the marketplace. What makes direct selling so attractive—our commitment to creating a more supportive world for independent contractors—is central to who we are […]
Thank you for being part of the DSA Annual Meeting. Ours is an age marked by transition. As direct selling faces these tides of change, the fight to protect our independent salesforces and their ability to build business on their own terms remains our lynchpin issue. We have taken note of the cultural moment all […]
I do not remember exactly when I first heard the question: Are we there? My memory is of a television commercial many years ago with two kids in the back seat of a car constantly asking their parents that very question. The question is indeed an excellent one. It is full of anticipation and excitement […]