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DOL Rule Will Help Combat Wage Theft and Raise Standards for Construction Workers

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2023) – Brent Booker, General President of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – made the following statement today:

LIUNA applauds the U.S. Department of Labor final rule on Employee or Independent Contractor Classification, which will help combat wage theft and better protect construction workers by restoring the multi-factor test used to properly identify a worker’s status.


The misclassification of workers allows irresponsible contractors to evade their legal and financial obligations to workers and is a particular problem in the construction industry. This rule will help in the enforcement and identification of bad actors.


LIUNA is grateful to the Biden Administration and Acting DOL Secretary Su for tackling independent contractor misclassification and looks forward to the implementation of this rule.


The half-million members of LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – are on the forefront of the construction industry, a powerhouse of workers who are proud to build the United States and Canada.