On April 29, 2019, the United State Department of Labor issued an opinion letter addressing the question of whether individuals working for a virtual marketplace company are employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. For worker’s compensation, this interpretation bleeds over to the definitions of independent contractors as it relates to coverage and non-coverage for these types of workers.  This Compliance Bulletin from Zywave provides an overview of the Department of Labor’s interpretation in the opinion letter.  Read the officical DOL opinion here.

Read the Department of Labor Article here.