The Washington Post article discusses the US Department of Labor’s new “independent contractor” rule, aiming to clarify the classification of workers. The rule provides guidelines on determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor. It emphasizes factors such as the nature of the worker’s investment and entrepreneurial aspects. This rule marks a change in the standards for independent contractor classification, impacting industries like Uber and Lyft. It follows the Department’s revision of its interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act[4]. The objective is to address misclassification issues and ensure fair labor practices. Read the rest here 

Photo Credit