Pay Equity Implications of FLSA Worker Classification Rule Reversal

FLSA

Earlier this year the Department of Labor (DOL) moved forward with its proposal to reverse a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) worker classification rule. The final rule, Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, was effectively withdrawn on May 5, before ever taking effect. In the Department’s explanation, it said “the Independent Contractor…

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FLSA Rule on Worker Classification to be Reversed

The Biden administration is making strides to reverse a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) final rule on worker classification that was signed into law by the Trump administration during its last days in office. The final rule, Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, was supposed to take effect on March 8, 2021,…

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UberBLACK Drivers to be Classified as Employees

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reversed its decision regarding the classification of UberBLACK drivers and thus the Uber saga continues. The original case dates back to 2016 and was filed by a group of drivers in Philadelphia driving for Uber’s high-end UberBLACK service. The drivers claim Uber violated the FLSA…

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Seattle Washington Implements Gig Economy Worker Protections

Seattle, Washington is the next major city to expand employee protections to workers of the gig economy. Starting July 1, 2020 new minimum wage requirements for gig economy workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers will go into effect. A new tax of 51 cents per ride will be added for every ride a driver…

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