So many independent contractors demanded to be heard at a public hearing Wednesday night about the U.S. Labor Department’s plans to redefine legal self-employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act that the department was unable to hear from all the attendees in the allotted two minutes each — even after splitting the hearing into two simultaneous video calls that lasted for two hours apiece. Read more …
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Public Comment on Proposed U.S. Labor Department Rule for Independent Contractors
Today, Fight For Freelancers USA submitted this public comment with regard to the U.S. Labor Department’s proposed rule for defining independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. We are grateful that USDOL is working to help us maintain our status as independent contractors.