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Trump Labor Department Pushes Quick-Boiling Independent Contractor Rule that the White House Has Left on Simmer
Some who support the new rule have criticized its wording. The R Street Institute, a free-market think tank, said the form of independent work on marketplace platforms is significantly different from self-employment of the past. “[T]he language of the FLSA as currently written and interpreted by this rulemaking may not fit the actual needs of these workers or those who provide work to them,” it said in a regulatory filing.