Comparison of workplace legal protections for employees and for independent contractors in the United States
|Labor standard||Employee||Independent contractor|
|Paid sick days||√||X|
|Paid family leave||√||X|
|Health and safety protections||√||X|
|Right to a union||√||X|
|Discrimination and sexual harassment protections||√||X|
View the underlying data on epi.org.
Source: EPI analysis of federal and state laws. Employees receive these protections in places where they are statutorily prescribed.