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Foxx, Kiley Slam DOL’s Job-Killing Independent Contractor Rule

WASHINGTON – Today, House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Kiley (R-CA) issued the following statement after the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule for determining worker classification:
“The modern economy is rapidly changing, and America’s workforce requires flexibility to thrive. The DOL’s rule is the polar opposite of flexibility. The livelihoods of independent contractors, app-based workers, freelancers, and self-employed individuals will be completely destroyed.
“We’ve seen policies like this play out before. As California’s Secretary of Labor, Julie Su was the architect and chief enforcer of AB 5 which wiped out countless independent contractors. Su is bringing that same radical, destructive ideology to the national level. 
“Plain and simple, this rule constitutes a war on the independent contractor model. Working Americans should have the flexibility to earn a living as they see fit, unburdened by the Biden administration and its anti-worker agenda.”  

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