How to Comply with the New DOL Independent Contractor Rule

DOL Independent Contractor Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has provided final guidance on employee vs. independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). On Jan. 9, the DOL Independent Contractor Rule was published.  The final rule takes effect March 11 and rescinds the 2021 rule developed under the Trump administration.  How to Classify an Employee…

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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 The final rule, Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, was effectively withdrawn on May 5, before ever taking effect.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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