Consumer Law

Freelance Writers, Editors File First Lawsuit Challenging Biden Administration’s Independent Contractor Rule

A group of freelance writers and editors has sued the U.S. Department of Labor, claiming the Biden administration’s new rule making it more difficult for companies to treat some workers as independent contractors is illegal and should be struck down.

The four freelance workers filed the lawsuit in Georgia federal court late Tuesday, alleging that the rule unveiled last week is so vague that it violates the U.S. Constitution.

The lawsuit is the first to challenge the rule, which is scheduled to take effect March 11, but more legal challenges are expected and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest U.S. business lobby, has said it is considering suing. Republicans in Congress have also said they will move to repeal the rule through legislation.

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