BUSINESS REPORT

Fighting for freelance worker benefits

BY Rhonda Schaffler, Correspondent |

Gig economy workers would get more than a paycheck under a bill that’s been introduced in Trenton. New legislation would provide freelancers and independent contractors with a system of portable benefits, like health care and retirement savings. Companies would be required to contribute.

New Jersey’s overall tax revenue collections continue to run above last year’s levels.

A New Jersey hedge fund may end up owning one of the country’s biggest newspaper chains, which just filed for bankruptcy. Chatham Asset Management would take over the McClatchy chain and its 30 publications.