SAN FRANCISCO — Last week’s memo from the U.S. Department of Labor detailing its stance on employee and independent contractor classification has added a new wrinkle in the ongoing discussion of worker status in Silicon Valley.

It hones in on the Fair Labor Standards Act’s definition of employ as “to suffer or permit to work,” and comes at a time when many successful sharing-economy companies are facing court challenges to their workforce policies.

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