closeup shot of sign in front of DOL building and part of the building The proposed role is in part a response to efforts in some Democratic-run states to widen the legal definition of an employee. (Photo: Michael Scarcella/ALM Media)

Businesses would find it simpler to decide whether to classify workers as independent contractors under proposed legislation released by the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday. The interpretation of employee status would be more employer-friendly than how it was applied during the Obama administration, according to Bloomberg Law.

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