Department of Labor Independent Contractor Classification Final Rule: A Guide to the New Rule, Sponsored by Scopelitis

Department of Labor Independent Contractor Classification Final Rule: A Guide to the New Rule, Sponsored by Scopelitis 

Webinar Description: 

On January 9, the US Department of Labor released its long-awaited rule to determine independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Join Scopelitis attorneys Greg Feary, Prasad Sharma, and Shannon Cohen as they discuss the features of the rule, changes to the rule from the proposed text released in 2022, commentary of note from the DOL, and expected challenges to the rule in this hour-long webinar.  

About the Presenters 

Gregory M. Feary, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

Mr. Feary is the President of the Scopelitis law firm and serves as a managing partner who practices primarily in a wide range of areas including independent contractor laws, transportation insurance laws, legislative support and transportation contract matters. He is Vice Chair of the ATA/NAFC Risk Management & Insurance Advisory Committee. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law – Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law. 

Prasad Sharma, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

Prior to joining Scopelitis, Mr. Sharma spent fifteen years as in-house counsel at American Trucking Associations, Inc., where he spent his last four years as senior vice president and general counsel, as well as executive vice president and general counsel to the ATA Litigation Center. He frequently speaks on independent contractor issues, motor carrier regulations, and legislative developments. Before going to law school, Mr. Sharma worked for Senator Bob Dole (KS), assisting on foreign policy, trade and defense issues. 

Shannon Cohen, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

Ms. Cohen provides legislative counsel services to Scopelitis’s clients. She monitors forthcoming and active legislation and regulation pertaining to issue affecting motor carriers, with an emphasis on legislation touching on the independent contractor status of owner-operators using her extensive background with and familiarity of owner-operator programs and issues attendant to the design of a successful owner-operator model. She regularly assists in drafting and revising legislation and assessing and communicating the impact of such legislation on the trucking industry. Ms. Cohen has also been a featured speaker on these topics to industry stakeholders and associations. 


Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary serves the legal needs of more than 5,000 transportation-related companies including 90 of the top 100 motor carriers in the nation. Scopelitis is a full-service, multi-office law firm in the country dedicated to transportation and related industries. With offices strategically located in many major cities throughout the United States to meet the needs of its national client base, the Firm offers advice and counsel to companies in virtually every segment of the transportation industry. The Firm’s attorneys are readily available to assist clients when the need arises. Whether clients require answers to pending legal questions or need direction on preventative strategies before problems occur, Scopelitis offers knowledgeable, efficient, and practical advice on virtually any issue in the industry.

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