NLRB Reconsiders the Definition of Independent Contractor Again

The NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) has issued a notice in the Atlanta Opera Inc. case. The board is asking for feedback on whether it should continue using the same standard for independent contractors that was set during the Trump administration in a 2019 case, or go back to an older standard that was used during the Obama administration from a 2014 case. 

Briefs for this considered change are due by February 10, 2022. It is worth considering that this potential change is currently happening in a Democratic-controlled NLRB, while the standard from 2019 was set when the Board was Republican-controlled.

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