Proposed rule could give millions of gig workers more protections & overtime pay

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – “Gig” workers could get a chance to be actual employees if a new ruling goes through.

The Biden administration’s proposal would classify them as employees, ending low cost labor models.

It would cover a wide range of industries like home care, trucking, delivery services, and hospitality.

Most Gig workers (Uber, Lyft, DoorDash) qualify as independent contractors without access to employee protections, such as overtime pay.

A 45-day public comment period on the proposal will start October 13.

Gig Workers Rising, an advocacy group, has praised the Biden administration’s proposal.

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