Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (“USDOL”) announced a rule change to the Fair Labor Standards Act under RIN 1235-AA34. This rule change would adopt a straightforward “economic realities test” in determining whether an individual should be classified as an employee or independent contractor under federal law. This new test would be favorable for owner-operators who want to be classified as independent contractors, and for the intermodal industry that works with owner-operators.
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The Intermodal Association of North America submitted a letter to the USDOL opposing the withdrawal of this rule change.
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