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determinative. The first core factor is whether the worker
has ultimate control over his or her own work, in terms of
setting a schedule and choice of work, including for competitors of the employer. The second core factor is whether a
worker has the ability to gain or lose money through his or
her own initiative, such as personal investment in equipment, rather than merely working more hours.
The remaining three factors, though not labeled as "core"
by the rule, can still tip the scales. The first is whether the
work performed requires skills that an employer does not
provide - if an employer provides training to a worker, the
factor leans toward employee. It is not clear how someone
trained as chemical technician by one employer would
weigh under this factor if that worker sought a job with
another manufacturer, taking skills from the first employer.
The second is duration of work, in that an employee is
subject to an indefinite period of work, until quitting or
termination.
The third is especially important for manufacturers: the
separability of a worker from the production process. Based

on the text itself and comments elsewhere in the proposed
rule, this factor looks at whether a worker is integral to the
production process. As written, if a finished product cannot
be created without the input of a worker somewhere in
the production chain, that worker is more than likely an
employee, regardless of overall importance to the business.
NEXT STEPS
The Labor Department's proposed rule has a 30-day public
comment period, which is effectively the shortest period
allowed for rulemakings. Given the number of workers
engaged in the "gig economy," expected to reach 43% of the
U.S. workforce in 2020, this rule represents a major impact
on the rights and responsibilities of employers. Expect it to
be challenged, and if successfully defended, further implementing guidance issued.
Levetown serves as associate counsel to ILMA through
Bassman, Mitchell, Alfano & Leiter Chtd. He may be
reached at 202-466-6502 or mlevetown@bmalaw.net.

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