As we predicted, the Biden administration signed an order immediately after taking charge of the White House halting the advancement of the Department of Labor’s new independent contractor rule. Now for the next step: the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff just published a memorandum titled, “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” proposing to postpone the rule by 60 days to allow the new administration to review it. The effective date of the proposed rule, which would make it far easier to classify workers as independent contractors if it ever takes effect, should now be pushed from March 8, 2021 to May 7, 2021 – and the new Department of Labor would solicit public comments through February 24. What do gig economy companies and other businesses using contractor labor need to know about the February 3 action?