Gig-worker labor proposal could upend retailers’ business model

Oct 13, 2022
Written by WR Communications

The U.S. Department of Labor published a new proposal Tuesday regarding how workers should be classified, overturning years of stability in the employment arena.

According to NRF, “The current rules clearly define the difference between employees and independent contractors, providing much-needed legal certainty for employers, employees, and independent contractors alike. The changes being proposed by the Labor Department will significantly increase costs for businesses across all industries and further drive already rampant inflation.

WR supports NRF’s position to oppose a change in this important area of law, which is both unwarranted and unnecessary. This decision will only foster massive confusion, endless litigation, reduced innovation, and fewer opportunities for employees and independent contractors alike.


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