USDOL's recent Field Assistance Bulletin outlines the factors to be considered when the agency is evaluating independent contractor status.
A recent decision by the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals emphasizes that individual business owners and management members can face claims of personal liability for FLSA violations.
Latest reports suggest that the already-anemic economy has stalled in recent months. And the hard times seem to be fueling a continued wave of lawsuits by current and former employees over issues like minimum wages and overtime. A number of these lawsuits seek to hold certain individuals personally responsible for claims for unpaid wages under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.