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Labor Department Proposes New Rule for Classifying Independent Contractor Status

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a rule change in its process for classifying workers as employees versus independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed rule would use a six-factor “economic reality test” to determine … Continue reading

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Final Rule to Provide Clarification for Employee Versus Independent Contractor

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule Wednesday, clarifying the standard for what constitutes an employee versus an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said the rule brings … Continue reading

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Bill Addresses “Joint Employer” Definition

New legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would roll back the Obama administration’s expanded definition of “joint employer” under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). That joint employment standard could hold an … Continue reading

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Court Issues Important “Joint Employers” Decision

A recent appeals court decision may have muddied the waters of the contractor-subcontractor relationship, finding that the two parties could be considered “joint employers” of the subcontractor’s workers in regard to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Fourth Circuit … Continue reading

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Should Your Independent Contractor Instead Be Considered Your Employee?

The United States Department of Labor wants to clarify something it claims is costing employees certain protections and the government money. The department recently put out an interpretation of sorts to ensure employees of companies don’t get misclassified as independent … Continue reading

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