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March 11, 2021, 1:55 PMUpdated: March 11, 2021, 3:21 PM

Trump Gig Worker Rule to Be Nixed Under Biden DOL Proposal (1)

Ben Penn
Ben Penn

The U.S. Labor Department proposed eliminating a signature Trump administration rule that would have made it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees under federal wage law.

In a step that would hurt gig-economy companies such as Uber Techologies Inc. and Instacart, the agency announced Thursday that it plans to collect public input on its proposal to withdraw the regulation, which was finalized two weeks before President Donald Trump left office but has yet to take effect.

New Biden-appointed Labor Department leadership cited concerns that the prior rulemaking was inconsistent with U.S. Supreme Court precedent ...

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