What’s going on:
On Monday, a trade group representing rideshare and delivery companies voiced their desire for clarity from the Biden administration’s Department of Labor nominee on an incoming worker-classification rule that could bring more rights to workers.
Why it matters:
The rule, proposed in October, would significantly affect the gig economy if it makes it harder for companies to classify their employees as independent contractors, according to Reuters.
How it’ll impact the future:
The Flex Association – representing entities such as Uber and Lyft – on Monday sent a letter to Biden, urging his nominee for U.S. Department of Labor, Julie Su, to clarify how she would implement the proposed rule in a way that safeguards independent work; a stance which the group recently called “troubling.”
The Flex Association and other like-minded groups are gathering force in an effort to thwart the anticipated implementation of the final worker classification rule this year.