Labor law fails to help a growing number of workers, including those in the growing gig sector, said Joe Kennedy in Morning Consult. Congress should either fix it, amend it, or suspend it.
Publications: Joe Kennedy
May 24, 2016
The distinction between employees and independent contractors is discouraging companies from offering gig economy workers important support.
May 2, 2016
Joe Kennedy examines some of the recent debate around Internet platforms for Law360, including about competition, data use and collection, and labor law.
April 18, 2016
U.S. labor law doesn’t know what to do with people who make all or part of their living on gig-enabling Internet platforms like Uber or TaskRabbit. Policymakers should fix the law, adapt it, or suspend it.
April 8, 2016
In Innovation Files, Joe Kennedy looks at two papers coauthored by Alan Krueger that show a rise in alternative work and explain why Uber outperforms taxis.
March 20, 2016
A recent paper by Ross Eisenbrey and Lawrence Mishel argues that current labor law does not need to be amended in response to the gig economy. Not so, says Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
December 17, 2015
A recent proposal by two noted tax experts promises to lower the federal corporate tax rate to 15 percent and deserves serious consideration, writes Joe Kennedy in Innovation Files.
November 13, 2015
Internet platforms operate differently than conventional markets, so the normal rules of antitrust policy do not readily apply, explains Joe Kennedy in EurActiv.
November 12, 2015
Retroactively extending the R&D tax credit and bonus depreciation—or, better yet, making them permanent—would be a great start on the corporate tax reform the United States needs, writes Joe Kennedy in The Hill.
October 26, 2015
The policy rationale for the R&D tax credit and bonus depreciation is abundantly clear; Congress should extend and then make them permanent.