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USDOL "Misclassification" Focus Continues

Recent U.S. Labor Department enforcement activities, along with its collaborations with other governments and agencies, demonstrate its continued emphasis upon rooting-out the erroneous classification of workers as independent contractors. And if U.S. Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez is eventually confirmed, officials can be expected to pursue the matter at least as aggressively as they have up to now.

Our article summarizes some important points to keep in mind with respect to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act status of "contract laborers", "freelancers", "casual workers", "contract employees", or independent contractors by any other name.

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