Comment from Kimberly Reed

I urge the Department of Labor to approve this proposal as it would help more workers being classified as independent contractors, as this is essential for some industries, such as pet care and entertainment, to survive. In these industries the work and hours are sporadic and the jobs could be 1 hour per day. If companies had to use employees instead of contractors for these odd jobs they would be out of business.

Forcing employment on gig workers takes away their freedom. Some jobs are meant to be gig work as they can easily be picked up in the side of a real job. We are in a new era where people value freedom and flexibility in work rather than benefits.

Thank you for your consideration on this matter.

Comment ID: WHD-2020-0007-0137 | 17-Oct-20

Categorized under Flexibility, Independence

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