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USDOL's latest opinion letter confirms its view that certain "gig employees" are, indeed, independent contractors.

In a much anticipated move, the Wage and Hour Division of the US Department of Labor released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking clarifying the joint employment analysis under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The proposed regulation provides that you may not be found to be a joint employer unless you (directly or indirectly) actually exercise control over the employee, relying upon a new four-factor test. 

The USDOL has proposed to update its guidance regarding how the "regular rate" is calculated for purposes of overtime pay.

USDOL's proposed white-collar exemption changes a/k/a Overtime Rule 2.0 includes a proposed minimum salary threshold of $679 per week.  The period for public comment will close on May 21, 2019.

USDOL's long-awaited proposed white-collar exemption changes a/k/a Overtime Rule 2.0 includes a proposed minimum salary threshold of $679 per week.

Here is a handy summary of the minimum wage increases applicable to most employers in 2019, including New Jersey's new legislation.  Illinois' recent bill calls for an increase in 2020.

The USDOL has removed the infamous "20% Rule" from its Field Operations Handbook, but employers should be mindful of its disjointed approach to revisions across and within agency materials.

State reimbursement laws, most recently in Illinois, add another layer to the already confusing subject of reimbursing business expenses under the FLSA and other wage-related laws.

Here is a handy list of facts to gather before tackling FLSA inclement weather questions.

This week USDOL increased the civil money penalties it can impose for certain FLSA violations.

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