New DOL Proposal Would Classify More Workers as Employees

In October, the Department of Labor proposed a new rule for employers to follow when determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor, replacing the current test introduced in March 2021. If enacted, the new rule could lead to more misclassification lawsuits and more workers being eligible for workers’ compensation benefits and overtime pay.

Read Lockton’s new briefing on the proposed rule to learn more about how organizations can manage the implications for workers’ compensation and wage and hour insurance programs and take steps to manage their risk.

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