Posts from February 2012.
The U.S. Labor Department continues to expand the number of jurisdictions and agencies with which it is collaborating on the "misclassification" of workers as independent contractors.
Compliance, Employee Status, Employer Status, Government Enforcement, Independent ContractorTags: independent contractor, homebuilders, FLSA, Fair Labor Standards Act, Misclassification, independent, contractor, employee status, Misclassification Initiative, employer status, MOU, memorandum of understanding, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, Department of Labor
The U.S. Labor Department has further extended to March 21, 2012 the time for commenting upon provisions that would essentially spell the end of the FLSA exemptions for companions and live-in domestic-service workers.
Exemptions And Exceptions, Proposed RegulationsTags: companionship, domestic, 13(a)(15), 13(b)(21), companionship services, domestic service, live-in domestics, live-in, home care, household, direct care, direct care workers, home care workers, companionship exemption, domestic-service exemption, Fair Labor Standards Act, FLSA, proposed regulations, PHI, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
A recent decision emphasizes the wisdom of taking a careful approach in evaluating and responding to an employee's wage complaints.