While most Americans work in traditional employee-employer arrangements, millions of workers today are single-person small business owners, work as independent contractors, or are dipping their toes in the easily accessible gig economy.
With a growing freelance economy, the flexible work test allows for even more opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses, helping new companies form and existing ones grow. It also helps workers seek alternative ways to earn a living as independent contractors.
The flexible work test encourages entrepreneurship among workers—especially Americans with disabilities—who want or need flexible work options. States should continue the momentum and continue to update their laws to help more Americans fulfill their American dream through work.