Yesterday, we looked at whether the Department of Labor (DOL) is actually drawing tighter lines around the definition of “independent contractor” or merely restating its existing position on the problem of misclassification. Today, we’ll get some thoughts directly from DOL administration on precisely why the DOL is so concerned about this issue.
Category Archives: Wage and Hour
Answers to some common questions about paying workers plus how to comply with FLSA regulations relating to exemptions, minimum wage, and overtime.
Yesterday, we began to discuss how most employers struggle with managing leave of absence issues, understanding Family and Medical Leave Act laws, and knowing when a family medical leave of absence is covered by state or federal law. But now there’s a new wrinkle to consider in an increasing number of places: legally mandated paid leave. Today, Susan Schoenfeld, JD, BLR’s senior legal editor, provides some guidance.
In late May 2015 the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited new Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. It was hoped that the new forms, which do not expire until May 31, 2018, would contain multiple changes clarifying long-standing issues regarding genetic information, spousal coverage, and lack of clarity in the certification process.
Yesterday, attorney Mark E. Tabakman of Fox Rothschild, LLP, offered some guidance on work situations where “compensable” or “not compensable” under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act isn’t crystal clear: pre- and post-shift activities, as well as “de minimis” activities.