Posts tagged FLSA opinions.
USDOL's latest opinion letter confirms its view that certain "gig employees" are, indeed, independent contractors.
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Despite most of the government being occupied with the "shutdown" dilemma, the unaffected USDOL has remained busy and gifted us with two opinion letters today.
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From FLSA enforcement programs to compliance resources, the USDOL has stepped up and provided timely guidance that ultimately can benefit everyone, if employers understand what the various materials do and do not say.
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Addressing the compelling need for authoritative U.S. Department of Labor answers to actual, day-to-day FLSA questions will be of benefit to everyone affected by or concerned with that law.
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it will resume the practice of issuing wage-and-hour opinion letters.
U.S. Labor Secretary candidate Alexander Acosta's March 22 confirmation hearing might have provided insight into some potential Labor Department actions affecting the FLSA and analogous federal laws.
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Perhaps the conditions are right for a coalition drawn from employees, employers, and government representatives to wrestle the FLSA into the 21st century.
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U.S. Wage and Hour Administrator David Weil has said that the Wage and Hour Division will not resume the practice of issuing opinion letters in response to questions about FLSA compliance.
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The U.S. Department of Labor has responded to our questions about the authority for and status of the new "Administrator Interpretation".
Tough talk and other recent developments could reveal an increasingly adversarial, "gotcha" approach to FLSA enforcement by the U.S. Wage and Hour Division.
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