If you have ever worked as an independent contractor in the food service industry or have worked as an independent contractor for companies such as DoorDash, UberEats, GrubHub or another app, share your experience with the Department of Labor.


The Department of Labor is looking to stop exploitive employers from misclassifying workers as independent contractors.

Employees have rights and protections that independent contractors do not, including workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance, the right to a minimum wage and overtime, the right to a discrimination-free and harassment-free workplace, the right to join a union and collectively bargain, and the right to a safe and healthy workplace. 


The deadline to submit a comment has passed. If you would like to learn more about getting involved, fill out your information below and we’ll get back to you.


Sample Comment:

As an independent contractor in the food service industry, I support the DOL’s proposed rules to address misclassification. It is important to impose a stricter test for classifying us as independent contractors, so that my fellow contractors and I have the same access to rights as the employees working at the restaurant. Many employers in our industry are notorious for making every attempt to sidestep & avoid the basic responsibilities of providing adequate compensation & benefits. We deserve to have the same rights as the rest of the restaurant industry – the right to overtime, workers compensation, unemployment, and to unionize.


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