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Labor Department Officially Delays Independent-Contractor Rule

March 4, 2021


The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has delayed a final rule clarifying who is an independent contractor versus an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Rich Meneghello, an attorney with Fisher Phillips in Portland, Ore., said the move is not surprising. The prior administration issued the final rule in January, and it was slated to take effect on March 8. However, the new administration asked federal agencies to freeze pending regulations to give new leaders time to review them.

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