Bloomberg Law
May 13, 2021, 10:19 PM

Business Coalition Sues Biden for Axing Trump’s Gig-Worker Rule

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

Business groups are trying to advance a lawsuit that would force the Biden administration to implement a Trump-era rule easing the use of independent contractors, even after the U.S. Labor Department cemented its decision to repeal the regulation.

The Coalition for Workplace Innovation, whose ranks include gig-economy powers such as Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., and Postmates, urged a federal judge in Texas Thursday to invalidate a final rule, issued May 5, that withdrew the Trump administration’s business-friendly interpretation.

The coalition’s members, who are seeking to protect their workforce models from potential intervention by the Biden administration, filed ...

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