WASHINGTON, D.C. – Flex, the trade association representing America's leading app-based rideshare and delivery platforms and the people who count on them, released the following statement after the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education approved an appropriations bill that included language prohibiting the Department of Labor from implementing its worker classification rule.
"Flex applauds the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education for including language in its FY24 funding legislation to prevent the Department of Labor from finalizing its rulemaking that would make substantive changes to guidance governing worker classification.
“The department's proposed rule is not reflective of the economic choices and opportunities stemming from technology-enabled work in the 21st century. Moreover, the proposed rule is simply unnecessary, as the existing rule was carefully developed to serve as a modern, workable, and predictable approach that provides certainty for independent workers and businesses, encourages innovation in the economy, and effectively addresses instances of bona fide misclassification."
Flex is the voice of the app-based economy, representing America's leading app-based rideshare and delivery platforms and the people who count on them. Our member companies — DoorDash, Grubhub, HopSkipDrive, Instacart, Lyft, Shipt, and Uber— help provide access to crucial goods and services to customers safely and efficiently, offer flexible earning opportunities to workers, and support economic growth in communities across the country. Together, we advocate for policies that enable our industry to continue delivering for the people who count on our platforms. For more information visit: https://www.flexassociation.org/.