Posts from September 2012.
Recent developments underscore that the U.S. Labor Department is on the lookout for opportunities to tie together all participants in collaborative business arrangements.
Compliance, Enforcement, Government EnforcementTags: fissured industries, fissured industry, Hospitality, construction, food retailing, joint employment, enforcement, hotels, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, franchisees, franchises
The scope of potential punishments in federal Fair Labor Standards Act lawsuits brought by the U.S. Labor Department apparently is being limited only by the imaginations of its lawyers.
Organizations whose operating models are based upon or incorporate independent contractors ignore the current enforcement climate at their peril.
Employee Status, Employer Status, Enforcement, Government Enforcement, Independent ContractorTags: independent contractor, Misclassification, FLSA, Fair Labor Standards Act, independent, contractor, employee status, Misclassification Initiative, employer status, memorandum of understanding, Internal Revenue Service, IRS, Department of Labor, North Carolina Executive Order, Executive Order No. 125, freelancer, contract employees, contract labor, contract workers, IK articles
There is reason for concern that the U.S. Labor Department will attack the FLSA overtime-exempt status of such dealership employees in 2013.
Exemptions And Exceptions, Government Enforcement, Legislation, Overtime Work, Overtime CompensationTags: service writer, service advisor, service manager, service salesman, salesman, partsman, mechanic, 13(b)(10)(A), 13(b)(10), overtime exemption, exemption, dealership, FLSA, Fair Labor Standards Act, automobile dealership, Department of Labor Appropriations Act 2012, 29 C.F.R. § 779.372(c)(4), 779.372(c)(4)