On January 9, 2024, the United States Department of Labor (the “Department”) announced its final rule on classifying workers as employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Effective March 11, 2024, the Department will again apply a totality-of-the-circumstances economic reality test to determine a worker’s status as either an employee or independent […]
With the New Year here, new laws, rules and regulations are now in effect that may impact your company’s business. While finalizing employee handbook revisions and preparing for the year ahead, employers should consider the following: State Minimum Wage Changes The federal minimum wage ($7.25/hour) has not changed in over a decade, but state and local laws
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to prohibit employers from entering into non-compete clauses with workers and require employers to rescind existing non-compete clauses. Proponents argue that non-compete clauses hold American workers “hostage” by keeping wages low and suppressing new businesses and innovation. Dissenters, on the other
Jeff Stewart is joined once again by Jim Anelli to continue their discussion of the misclassification of employees by explaining the differences between an independent contractor and an employee. Check out more episodes of The Employment Law Counselor Podcast.
Jeff Stewart is joined by Jim Anelli, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. Jeff and Jim discuss the misclassification of employees and address questions employers may have about exempt and non-exempt employees. Check out more episodes of The Employment Law Counselor Podcast.