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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The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s recently proposed regulation redefines how to classify employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here's what businesses across industries need to know.
In a decision that strains credulity, an Alameda County, Calif., Superior Court judge on August 20 issued a ruling that declared unconstitutional and unenforceable that state’s Proposition 22, a ballot initiative that voters passed into law deci
After approximately four years with a Republican majority, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on August 27 added a new member, David Prouty, whose addition to the Board changed control of it to a 3-2 Democratic majority.
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 LoomanPrincipal Deputy AdministratorWage and Hour DivisionU.S. Department of Labor200 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:
Here are some of the most pressing questions and answers about how the PRO Act attacks independent contracting.
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.