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New TWC Rule Reclassifies App-Based Company Workers

The Texas Workforce Commission has approved a controversial new rule applicable to “gig economy” workers that would change regulations for app-based companies that hire contractors.  In a “gig economy” (a.k.a. “freelancer economy” or “sharing economy”) workforce conditions are such that short-term jobs and temporary contracts are common.  This new TWC rule change is particularly impactful for those who work for companies such as Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and the like offering home repair, food delivery, and ride-share services through digital apps. The rule, passed by the Texas Workforce Commission despite significant public opposition, would classify these workers as independent contractors. This Read more