NOTICE:  The Department’s “Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act” final rule (Independent Contractor Rule) was published in the Federal Register on January 7, 2021, with an original effective date of March 8, 2021. See 86 FR 1168. However, consistent with the memorandum of January 20, 2021, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, titled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” the Department subsequently issued a notice on March 4, 2021 delaying the Independent Contractor Rule’s effective date until May 7, 2021. See 86 FR 12535. On March 11, 2021, the Department announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to rescind the Independent Contractor Rule. See 86 FR 14027. The Department encourages interested parties to submit comments on this proposal by 11:59 pm ET on April 12, 2021. Anyone who submits a comment (including duplicate comments) should understand and expect that the comment, including any personal information provided, will become a matter of public record and will be posted without change to WHD posts comments gathered and submitted by a third-party organization as a group under a single document ID number on, including any personal information provided.

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