Tag Archives: independent contractor

NLRB’s New Joint Employment Rules Fail . . . But Live to Fight Another Day

NLRB
No matter your political persuasion, there is little argument that during the second term of the previous administration, multiple federal agencies made landscape-altering changes to federal labor policy. These changes included rewriting guidance on independent contractor standards and accelerating the speed at which union organizing elections would occur following the filing of a representation petition.  … Continue reading this entry

Trump Department of Labor Continues to Chip Away at Obama Wage & Hour Efforts - WHD Interpretive Guidance on Joint Employer and Independent Contractors Withdrawn

Wage & Hour
On Wednesday, June 7th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) withdrew two highly provocative interpretive guidance letters issued under President Obama’s administration. The two letters, issued by the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) Administrator, sought to limit instances of misclassification of workers, and expand the instances where a business might be considered a joint employer … Continue reading this entry

No Stay for Other Pay-Related Regulations

Wage and Hour
A trio of recent court decisions staying implementation of the controversial persuader rule, most of the much-criticized Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (“FPSW”) executive order, and the Department of Labor’s highly publicized overtime rule are a breath of fresh air for employers who have been struggling to keep up with the onslaught of new regulatory … Continue reading this entry

We Contracted Directly With a Worker. . . How Long Can We Keep This “Temporary” Independent Contractor?

While some “temporary” workers are employed by a staffing agency, other workers contract directly with a company as consultants or independent contractors. In the case of these contractors, the question often arises — how long can we keep contracting with this person? While there is not a bright line answer to this question, there are … Continue reading this entry