Kathleen Lomax

I’m a doctor of medicine in the pharmaceutical industry. I recently created an LLC to take on contract jobs. I want to control my hours and travel for leisure after more than 17 years of working in a variety of full-time pharmaceutical jobs. Being an independent contractor will allow me to be at home for my kids when I need to be there, yet still use my medical training to earn an income.

What will happen to me if S863 (formerly S4204/A5936) becomes law: I will be forced to do another long commute, and my kids will be stuck at the library for hours until someone can pick them up.

What I want lawmakers to do: Stop causing so many people so much unneeded stress. Use surgical precision in combating the problematic business practices of companies like Uber and Lyft without ruining every other independent contractor’s livelihood.