Small Business Majority Submits Comments to Federal Register on Department of Labor's Proposed Classification Rule

Monday, December 12, 2022

Today, John Arensmeyer submitted a comment letter for the Department of Labor's propsed rule on Employee or Independent Contractor Classification Under the Fair Labor Standards Act. While we laud the Department’s goals to clarify the definition of economic dependence and ensure individuals receive legally required compensation and benefits for their work, the Department’s approach could create confusion and uncertainty for legitimate independent contractors and for small business owners who hire these contractors. The comment underscored two key issues and we urge the Department to clarify factors three and five for small businesses.