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The NLRB sets its sights on worker misclassification by asserting that misclassifying employees as independent contractors is an unfair labor practice.
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.
This is a bit of a trick question. The short answer is no. If a worker is correctly classified as an independent contractor, the worker is not a “covered employee” under the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act and the employer is not liable for the worker’s on-the-job injuries.
Arising out of an uncommon source, for nearly two years, employees of most federal contractors and grantees have had additional whistleblower protections with regard to certain disclosures and employers need to remember these protections when considering adverse personnel actions.
The recent Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, signed by President Obama on July 31, 2014, has major implications for the way that federal government contractors treat their employees. Failure to comply with the new rules could exclude a contractor from consideration by a soliciting agency.