Bloomberg Law
May 13, 2022, 9:22 PM

DOL Appeals Decision Reviving Trump Independent Contractor Rule

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

The Labor Department is appealing a Texas federal judge’s order blocking the Biden administration from withdrawing a Trump-era rule that made it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors.

The appeal notice filed Friday follows a March decision from Judge Marcia A. Crone of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, who ordered that the Trump rule be reinstated. She sided with the Coalition for Workforce Innovation, a business group whose ranks include gig-economy companies such as Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.

The business group sued the DOL, Secretary Marty Walsh, and another ...

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