The gig is up? New federal rule may turn ‘contractors’ into employees

November 04, 2022

A newly proposed Department of Labor rule could lead to more workers being classified as employees rather than independent contractors under federal wage and hour law.

Domenique Moran was quoted in Newsday weighing in on the rule and its potential impact.

The Trump-era rule lays out multiple factors to determine worker status, but places greater emphasis on two core factors: the nature and degree of control over the work (i.e. how much the employer controls the performance of work such as the worker’s schedule) and the worker’s opportunity for profit or loss (i.e. can the worker decline certain jobs or ask for a higher rate), says Domenique Camacho Moran, a partner at Farrell Fritz in Uniondale.

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