In a letter sent to Biden on Monday, the Flex Association, which represents companies like Uber (UBER.N) and Lyft (LYFT.O), asked his nominee for head of the U.S. Department of Labor, Julie

Su, to explain how she would implement the proposed rule in a "manner that protects independent work."

This month, the group said that Su's record on flexible work was "troubling" and demanded that her record be "meticulously reviewed" during the Senate confirmation process.

Because Democrats hold such a small majority in the Senate, it is unlikely that Su's confirmation will be impacted. On the other hand, the final worker classification rule is anticipated to be implemented this year, and efforts to lobby against it by organizations such as the Flex Association are gaining momentum.

According to a White House official, Su has ensured that "workers receive all the rights and protections available to them under Federal law" in her capacity as deputy secretary of labor. "She will continue that commitment if confirmed as Secretary of Labor," the official stated.

According to the official, who did not wish to be identified, proper classification safeguards workers and ensures that they are eligible for essential benefits such as overtime pay, unemployment insurance, and the minimum wage.

The official stated, "Julie has always and will continue to defend these basic rights, consistent with Federal law."

Generally government and state work regulations, for example, those requiring a lowest pay permitted by law and extra time pay, just apply to an organization's representatives, who can cost organizations up to 30% more than self employed entities, studies propose.

This month, Vice President Biden pleaded with the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm Su and commended his pick for her prior efforts to raise worker wages and broaden protections.

Su held the position of California labor commissioner from 2011 to 2018 prior to his appointment as secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency.

In a May 2013 report on her tenure, it was found that her work increased enforcement activity.

Numerous union and labor officials, as well as progressives in the Democratic Party, made a concerted effort to convince Biden to appoint Su to the position because of her familiarity with the agency and labor policy. Photo by Diablanco, Wikimedia commons.