DOL Independent Contractor Rule Update: Deadline for Public Extended to December 13, 2022

On October 25, 2022, the United States Department of Labor extended by 15 days the comment period on its proposed regulations on independent contractor status.  The new deadline for public comment on the proposed regulations is December 13, 2022.

The Department’s decision to extend the comment period comes on the heels of several business groups and lawmakers asking for additional time to review the 184 page proposed rules. As we reported earlier this month [ ] the Department of Labor’s proposed rules portend significant barriers to classifying workers as independent contractors and will likely affect business models in numerous industries.


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