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Uber driver checking phone The latest opinion letter is at odds with guidance issued by the DOL under the Obama administration, which suggested that gig workers like drivers for Uber and Lyft were likely to be employees. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Workers won’t be happy about the latest decision by the Department of Labor about the status of gig workers, although the companies they work for could be.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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