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Controversial Independent Contractor Rule is Finalized

January 12, 2024

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Labor has finalized a rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act that it says will prevent unscrupulous employers from misclassifying legitimate employees as independent contractors. The rule is largely opposed by construction employer groups.

The rule, published in the Jan. 10 edition of the Federal Register, goes into effect March 11. Initially proposed in October 2022, it replaces a 2021 rule that construction groups say provided employers as well as employees with more flexibility and opportunities.

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