The DoL has issued an opinion letter applying the six-factor test to evaluate whether a service provider is an employee or independent contractor.
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Says an employee, ‘ … if I don’t send him a picture or otherwise prove that I used the bathroom, I will lose 15 minutes of paid time. What recourse do I have?’
If the ‘regular rate’ and ‘joint employer’ proposals become final, they represent key changes to employers’ wage and hour responsibilities.
All social media employment policies should recognize no adverse employment actions will be taken against employees for engaging in concerted activity.
Hiring teams should leverage emerging technologies like AI and understand how to attract and acquire the talent they need regardless of candidates’ country of origin.
Courts are dismissing cases where the employer attempts to sue a former employee for wrongful acts committed outside of the employer’s home state.
At least for the next two-plus years, employers should be taking full advantage of the government’s focus on education for workplace compliance.
It should give employers some comfort that in closer FLSA cases, courts should not be so quick to conclude that they misclassified an employee.