DOL Finalizes Withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule
May 7, 2021
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that, effective May 6, 2021, the previous administration’s proposed independent contractor rule has been withdrawn. Shulman Rogers previously alerted you that the new administration first froze, and then issued notice of their intent to withdraw the previous administration’s proposed independent contractor rule. These prior Alerts can be found here and here.
The takeaway for employers is two-fold: (i) the prior, pending (expanded) classification of independent contractors is not going forward and (ii) the new administration will now develop, propose and implement its own new rule – anticipated to be more restrictive than what was previously set to become effective early this year. So, stay tuned…
If you have any questions surrounding this update or independent contractor analysis, please contact your Employment and Labor Law attorneys here at Shulman Rogers.
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