Biden’s Wage and Hour Division Shies Away From Opinion Letters

Monday, November 21, 2022

John Ho was quoted in Bloomberg Law discussing opinion letters from the DOL in regard to how gig workers are classified under wage laws. “The law itself has a hard time catching up with the modernized workforce, things like the gig economy, things that obviously Congress really wasn’t considering back in the 30s. And as you know, as the modern workforce evolves, I don’t think the law always catches up,” said John. “I think that’s why opinion letters become a very useful tool not just for employers, quite frankly, but for industry, trade groups, and also employees and unions,” he said. “The more clarity there is in some of these questions that aren’t so clear, is helpful for everybody.”

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