Healthcare Finance | August 2023

A group of 30 healthcare staffing firms has jointly penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor asking for guidance on the latter’s classification of temporary nurses as independent contractors – saying this in fact violates the Fair Labor Standards Act, and carries “significant risks.”

The staffing firms contend that such temporary nurses should be considered employees. Four healthcare staffing firms – IntelyCare, Gale Healthcare Solutions, ShiftMed and connectRN – signed off on the letter, which was endorsed by 26 more firms, including AMN Healthcare and OneStaff Medical.

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