The U.S. Labor Department apparently intends to reinvigorate its so-called "Right to Know" initiative.
Now that the election is behind us, employers should consider what they might anticipate in the field of wage-hour law.
Organizations whose operating models are based upon or incorporate independent contractors ignore the current enforcement climate at their peril.
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.
The employee-misclassification "Memorandum of Understanding" entered into between the U.S. Labor Department and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service should cause every employer to take notice.
The U.S. Labor Department announced today that it has entered into a cooperative alliance aimed at eliminating the misclassification of employees as "independent contractors".
The U.S. Labor Department's investigative focus on some of the nation's preeminent homebuilders is simply a reflection of the administration's longstanding interest in construction as a so-called "fissured industry".
The U.S. Labor Department's most-recent regulatory agenda now targets April 2011 for the release of a proposed rule potentially imposing significant new FLSA recordkeeping requirements.
The U.S. Labor Department has now provided additional, disquieting insight into its "Plan, Prevent, Protect" program that we first reported in our April 30 post.
If your organization's operational model includes an "independent contractor" contingent, it is more important than ever to ensure that this status can be successfully defended.