FLSA Rising: Ever-shifting

Michael - Cleveland

Well-Known Member
FLSA Rising: Ever-shifting wage, hour standards promise to keep employers, lawyers struggling to keep up with law

Mere weeks after the DOL’s white collar exemption news, the Department released its Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1, a 15-page document intended to better guide federal judges ruling on cases involving alleged misclassification of independent contractors. The document concludes that “most workers are employees under the FLSA’s broad definitions.”

“The DOL is moving to shut down employer's ability to use independent contractors [so that] all people [are] subject to wage and hour law,”