Comment from NJ Warehousemen & Mover’s Association

Many American businesses and thousands of owner-operators in New Jersey have chosen the independent
contractor model (including myself many years ago), because of the opportunity it provides as mover, to
choose the working conditions, hours and irregular routes that suit their lifestyle. Unfortunately, legislators
have sought to reclassify independent contractors as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or
by reinterpreting state wage and hour laws due to the misguided view that employee status is preferable for
independent contractors, regardless of the contractual arrangement or financial commitment of the parties.
This proposed rule 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-2020-0007-1796 | 26-Oct-20

Categorized under Flexibility, Independence

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