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Independent Contractor, or Not …

Divining the difference between the traditional employee and an independent contractor has an inherent level of uncertainty, particularly in this era of gig workers and home offices brought about by the Covid pandemic.

Shortly before the end of the Trump administation, the Department of Labor had announced a new standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that was focused on a pair of core factors — worker control and opportunity for profit.  The Biden administration has reversed course, however, and the Department of Labor has withdrawn the rule change.

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