Insights: Publications Classifying Workers After DOL Contractor Rule Repeal
On March 12, the DOL issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to withdraw the rule. On May 6, after providing an opportunity for public comment, the DOL withdrew the rule.
As a result, employers are left without the benefit of concrete DOL guidance for conducting worker status assessments. Instead, they will have to rely on case law that has provided inconsistent direction on application of the standard known as the economic realities test.
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