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Why can’t temporary benefits be permanent?

Aquent CEO John H. Chuang advocates sick pay and health benefits for all.

Chuang told ABC News there are major concerns for workers with public-facing jobs who rely on their hourly wages that put them at risk during a crisis like Coronavirus. “They cannot afford to stay home when they don't feel well,” he said, which is a concern “not just for these employees, but for the general public.” As companies pivot to make temporary measures for the health of their workers, Chuang said a long-term solution is imperative, especially for gig economy workers “who don't receive any workplace benefits because they are not classified as 'employees.'”

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