Comment from American Trucking Associations, Inc

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. Unfortunately, some policy makers have sought to reclassify most independent contractors as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or state wage and hour laws due to a paternalistic view that employee status is preferable for independent contractors and society regardless of the desires of the parties to the business arrangement. This proposal is aimed at providing all Americans — employers, contractors, enforcement personnel and courts — with a more effective and fair understanding of how these determinations should be made so that true independent contractors are recognized as such under federal law.

Comment ID: WHD-2020-0007-1759 | 26-Oct-20

Categorized under Flexibility, Independence

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