On July 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Wage & Hour Division Administrator issued “Administrator’s Interpretation 2015-1” (AI) on the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for identification of workers who are misclassified as independent contractors.Read More
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Overview: The current changes proposed by the DOL are significant and can have an extensive financial impact. Supporters of the change argue that increasing the thresholds will raise salaries for millions of workers now considered exempt by mandating overtime pay for them.Read More
On June 20, 2014, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) proposed an amendment to its Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) regulations that will extend the FMLA’s spousal benefits to married same-sex couples living in the thirty-two states that do not currently recognize same-sex marriages.Read More
Can I classify this employee as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime pay requirements? It’s a question that most employers have grappled with at some point. In a March 13, 2014, Presidential Memorandum to the Secretary of Labor, President Obama took the first steps towards new regulation which could change an employer’s answer to this question.Read More
Congress is once again taking aim at addressing the misclassification of independent contractors. On November 12, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Payroll Fraud and Prevention Act (PFPA) of 2013 (S. 1687). The bill is essentially identical to one bearing the same name that was introduced in 2011, but on which no action was taken. The reintroduction of this bill should serve as a reminder to employers to review worker classifications for current employees and contractors and to carefully consider classifications and hiring policies for new hires.Read More