Regulatory Freeze on the Implementation of the DOL Final Rule Clarifying Independent Contractor Status

Regulatory Freeze on the Implementation of the DOL Final Rule Clarifying Independent Contractor Status

KEEPING YOU INFORMED…

We are writing to update you on the United States Department of Labor’s (DOL) previously released final rule[*] on determining independent contractor status, which was set to take effect on March 8, 2021.

We previously issued a client memorandum[†] on the DOL’s final rule and advised you that the Biden Administration might freeze or disregard the rule before it became effective. They have done so, as a result of which the rule will remain in limbo until either approved, updated or disregarded by the Administration. We will update you as relevant changes occur.

If you have would like assistance in reviewing a current or potential independent contractor/employee relationship status issue, please contact Alyson Mathews or Michelle A. Mahabirsingh or any of our other attorneys by calling 631-694-2300.

THIS MEMORANDUM IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL.

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[*] The DOL’s final rule on independent contractor status, released on January 6, 2021, is available at:
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-01-07/pdf/2020-29274.pdf

[†] Our client memo regarding the DOL’s Final Rule Clarifying Independent Contractor Status is available at: https://www.lambbarnosky.com/?p=17310