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Employment Law

DOL Revises Rules on Who Is Exempt from Overtime Pay

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.

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Employment Law

Worker Misclassification Bill Re-Introduced in U.S. Senate

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.

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