SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry issued a statement immediately after the U.S. Department of Labor declared a final rule on the classification of independent contractors versus employees on Jan. 9, and called out specific companies who she said have misclassified gig workers in order to reap more profits. “Corporations like Uber and Lyft have taken advantage of misclassifying workers to shirk accountability as employers,” she said. Henry said the new rule would ensure “more workers are protected by federal minimum wage and overtime requirements.” She hailed the DOL rule by saying it, “takes direct aim at the core of this exploitative business.”

Read the full story at by SEIU News, published Jan. 9, 2024, here:


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