Comment from Mike Brust

The proposal is about giving working Americans the freedom to pick the occupation and flexibility they desire and providing businesses clarity on the characteristics of a bona fide independent contractor.
Many Americans choose the independent contractor model – including hundreds of thousands of owner-operators in trucking – because of the opportunity it provides and empowerment to choose the conditions (e.g., hours and routes) that suit their lifestyle. It deserves to be protected but also safeguarded from abuse.

This proposal is aimed at providing all Americans — employers, contractors, enforcement personnel and courts — with a more effective and fair understanding of how those determinations should be made so that true independent contractors are recognized as such under federal law without needless litigation that only benefits trial lawyers.

Comment ID: WHD-2020-0007-1747 | 26-Oct-20

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