The NLRB has reverted to a pre-2014 definition of independent contractor in a case involving shuttle-van drivers. The drivers leased or owned their vehicles and had control over their work schedules and working conditions, all of which provided them with “significant entrepreneurial opportunity for economic gain.” The 2014 standard had limited the significance of the worker’s entrepreneurial opportunity for economic gain. Why this is important: the standard for determining independent contractor impacts whether workers can unionize or seek NLRB protection.
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