Related to: Contractors

New Proposed Rule for Classifying Employees and Independent Contractors under the FLSA

On October 13, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) published a New Proposed Rule to assist employers in classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”).  In a news release, the DOL states it believes the new proposed rule would preserve essential worker rights and…

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National Labor Relations Board Finalizes Rule on Joint Employer Status

On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will issue its finalized rule that will make it more difficult to hold companies liable for unlawful labor practices by franchisees and contractors.  The long awaited “joint employer rule” was first proposed in September 2018 in direct response to a 2015 decision by NLRB members…

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