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SWACCA Submits Comments on DOL Proposed Rule Altering Independent Contractor Status under the FLSA

Yesterday, the Signatory Wall and Ceiling Contractors Alliance (SWACCA) submitted comments on the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division’s proposed rule altering independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In its comments, SWACCA noted that it opposed the proposed rule and expressed its support for the existing independent contractor standard that has been developed by the federal courts. Further, SWACCA said that it believes that codifying the six-factor economic reality balancing test would achieve DOL’s stated goals of promoting certainty for stakeholders, reducing litigation, and encouraging innovation in the economy while minimizing regulatory familiarization costs and the potential for significant disruption to employment relationships. SWACCA’s comments also illustrate the many costs to taxpayers that the proposed rule failed to consider in its cost-benefit analysis.

You can read the comments in full here.

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