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Category Archives: Department of Labor
When are “Independent Contractors” Really “Employees”? The DOL Unveils Proposed New Test
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”), the agency tasked with enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act, has long applied a six-factor “economic reality” test to distinguish between employees and independent contractors. Today, the DOL unveiled proposed regulations intended to clarify and streamline the existing test into a new 5-factor “economic realities” test. Under the newContinue reading “When are “Independent Contractors” Really “Employees”? The DOL Unveils Proposed New Test”
The DOL Issues Revised Rules to the FFCRA
Hot off the presses! the Department Of Labor just issued revisions to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA is the law that temporarily expands the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to provide leave for a number of COVID-19-related reasons. The Federal Government ultimately pays for the leave through employer tax credits. The FFCRAContinue reading “The DOL Issues Revised Rules to the FFCRA”
New Guidance for Tracking Teleworking Hours
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued guidance regarding employers’ obligations to conduct “reasonable diligence” in tracking teleworking employees’ hours of work. If your company is not tracking remote work time — or you are not sure your company’s tracking efforts are sufficient — there is no time like the present.