DOL Proposes Rule to Distinguish Independent Contractors From Employees

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule last week that will change the way in which independent contractors are distinguished from employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule comes in response to calls from trade organizations and others seeking clarification on the issue after recent court decisions reached different results under the existing test, including several high-profile cases in the gig economy sector.

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