As this blog has noted on numerous occasions, Congress is considering a piece of legislation that would radically re-write American labor law and undermine freelancers and other independent contractors.
Independent contracting gives millions of Americans opportunities to work and hire flexibly. The U.S. Chamber’s Employment Policy division supports state and federal legislation that protects the freedom of workers and businesses to choose how they work.
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As observers of labor policy know, unions and their allies have undertaken a concerted effort in recent years to undermine independent contracting, and that effort has led to misguided policies like California’s notorious legislation known as AB 5, the ramifications of which are still unfolding.
Today, Glenn Spencer, Senior Vice President of Employment Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released the following statement after President Biden announced he would withdraw the Independent Contractor Rule:
Ms. Jessica Looman
Principal Deputy Administrator
Wage and Hour Division
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20210
By electronic submission: www.regulations.gov
RE: Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act:
Withdrawal ; RIN 1235 –AA34; 86 Fed. Reg. 14027 (March 12, 2021)
Dear Ms. Looman: