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2123, 05 May 21

Biden to Rescind the Independence of Independent Contractors

This will be devastating to the technology sector.

The Labor Department on Wednesday announced the withdrawal of the Trump-era independent contractor rule that allowed businesses to classify workers as independent contractors as opposed to employees.


The administration’s move, effective Thursday, allows for workers considered “gig workers” to have minimum wage and overtime compensation protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employee classification has major implications for companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, which depend on gig workers.


“By withdrawing the Independent Contractor Rule, we will help preserve essential worker rights and stop the erosion of worker protections that would have occurred had the rule gone into effect,” Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said in a statement. “Legitimate business owners play an important role in our economy but, too often, workers lose important wage and related protections when employers misclassify them as independent contractors.”


2123, 05 May 2021


  1. Mar

    Just like Obamacare that cost many people financially, Senile Joe and his entourage do the same for the gig workers.
    Liberals hate the middle class and those who work hard.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    This is what liberals do. Screw up prosperity and economic growth.

  3. Tuerqas

    “More lies from Senile Joe:”

    Oh Mar, you know Dems have no idea what the real differences are between millions, billions and trillions. Why should we expect a senile one of them to know the difference between 150,000 and 1.5 million? To a lib, an ‘order of magnitude’ just vaguely means ‘bigger’.

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