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Wed May 5, 2021, 12:47 PM

Biden administration blocks Trump-era rule affecting gig workers

Source: Reuters

The Biden administration on Wednesday blocked a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier to classify gig workers who work for companies like Uber (UBER.N) and Lyft as independent contractors instead of employees, signaling a potential policy shift toward greater worker protections.

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"By withdrawing the independent contractor rule, we will help preserve essential worker rights and stop the erosion of worker protections that would have occurred had the rule gone into effect," Labor Secretary Marty Walsh said in a statement.

"Too often, workers lose important wage and related protections when employers misclassify them as independent contractors," he said.

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Walsh said in the interview that his department would have conversations in coming months with companies that employ gig labor to make sure workers have access to consistent wages, sick time, healthcare and "all of the things that an average employee in America can access."

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/bidens-labor-department-rescinds-trump-era-rule-affecting-gig-workers-2021-05-05/



Finally, a much needed step towards decent living wages for gig workers.

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Wed May 5, 2021, 01:51 PM

1. This is great news! Hopefully news of De Joy's ouster, although unrelated

will be forthcoming as well.

I love these daily gifts. It shows that good governance is alive and works, when voters seek to get involved.

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Wed May 5, 2021, 02:05 PM

2. Does this apply to CA too?

We just voted on this.

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