Industry Alert: Impactful Changes in Gig Work Policies

Dear Members,

I’m reaching out to bring your attention to a recent development that could have significant implications for our industry. On January 9, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule that requires companies to treat certain workers as employees rather than independent contractors.

This rule is expected to affect a wide range of industries, including trucking, manufacturing, healthcare, and app-based “gig” services, among others. It may lead to increased labor costs for businesses that rely on contract labor or freelancers.

As an association dedicated to serving the trade show industry, it’s essential for us to stay informed about these changes and understand how they may impact our operations. While the full extent of the impact is yet to be seen, it’s crucial for businesses to be prepared for potential adjustments in labor practices and compliance requirements.

We’re closely monitoring this situation and will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. In the meantime, I encourage you to read the full article for a deeper understanding of the rule’s implications.

You can find the article here:

Let’s stay proactive and engaged as we navigate through these changes together. If you have any questions, concerns or insights: lets start that conversation here.