U.S. Dept. of Labor Independent Contractor Proposed Rule
On Oct. 13, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division published its proposed Independent Contractor (IC) rule, Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (87 Fed. Reg. 62218). The proposed rule seeks to rescind and replace Trump-era rulemaking, which legal analysts believe applied a more favorable test under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for recognizing independent contractor status. The DOL announcement opens a public comment period through Nov. 28, 2022.