President Biden’s Labor Department has rescinded a Trump-era rule that would have made it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

In the last month of the Trump administration, the Labor Department finalized a regulation to clarify for employers which workers are employees and which are independent contractors.

Labor unions and worker representatives had complained loudly about the rule. They said that by making it easier to classify workers as independent contractors, it allowed employers to avoid providing a number of worker protections including the right to a minimum wage, workers’ compensation, meal breaks, employee benefits and more.

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