A US Department of Labor proposal to toughen its independent contractor rule is generating controversy and a lot of interest. Business groups, unions, advocacy organizations and individuals seized the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule, with more than 55,000 comments received by the deadline. The rules developed by President Biden's administration will determine who is an independent contractor and an employee. If the government decides that a business is misclassifying workers as independent contractors, it may face fines and legal action. Access the full article.