Washington, DC— The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) announced today its support of the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division’s proposed rule on determining employee and independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed rule rescinds and replaces the 2021 rule that the USDOL rushed to implement in the closing days of the Trump administration. Once implemented, this rule would affect millions of workers, including construction workers, healthcare workers, and gig workers.

“Misclassifying workers as independent contractors has been a coordinated effort for years by companies who cheat their workers on wages and overtime and cheat the government on payroll taxes,” said Douglas J. McCarron, General President of UBC. “The previous administration’s independent contractor rule did nothing to solve that problem. In fact, it aggravated the issue and undermined law-abiding employers. We commend the Department of Labor for supporting good jobs and high-road employers.”

View the full statement HERE.