Cathy Ruckelshaus Pens Article on US Labor Interpretation

Former Skadden fellow Cathy Ruckelshaus ('89) of the National Employment Law Project wrote a guest post for The Huffington Post about the U.S. Department of Labor's Administrator's Interpretation detailing who should be classified as an "employee" and who should not ("Department of Labor Says Most Workers Are Employees and Not Independent Contractors: 5 Notable Takeaways," July 24). With many companies basing their business models on calling their workers "independent contractors" rather than employees, "these labels matter," the article said. "Workers successfully characterized as independent contractors lose out not only on the minimum wage and overtime protections that most workers take for granted, but also on workers compensation, unemployment insurance, the right to collectively bargain and form a union, and other job protections only available to employees."