Topics: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Labor Department Withdraws Independent Contractor Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the withdrawal of the “Independent Contractor Rule,” clarifying the standard for employee versus independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), effective May 6. More

Labor Department Issues Final Rule Clarifying Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The rule takes effect 60 days after publication on the Federal Register, on March 8, 2021.  More

Labor Department Proposes Rule Addressing Independent Contractor Status

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule offering clarity to determine whether a worker is an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contractor. More

Federal Court Overturns Portions of "Joint Employer" Rule

A federal district court ruled that portions of the Trump Administration's revised "joint employer" rule violated the Administrative Procedure Act and conflicts with the Fair Labor Standards Act. More

DOL Issues Rule on Fluctuating Workweeks / Overtime

The Department of Labor announced a final rule updating regulations governing computation of overtime compensation for salaried, nonexempt employees whose hours vary from week to week. More

Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Joint Employer Status

Labor Department Issues Final Rule on Joint Employer Status

The Department of Labor on Jan. 12 promulgated its final rule on Joint Employer Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The 164-page final rule consolidates a four-factor balancing test introduced in the April 2019 proposed rule, and it will be published in the Federal Register on Thursday, Jan. 16. More

House Passes Bill Limiting Joint Employer Liability

The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 7 voted 242-181 in favor of the Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441) which, if enacted, would redefine the definition of joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). More

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