Summer’s (Unofficially) Here!! Can I Put My Kids to Work??

Photo by Kenny Eliason on Unsplash The end of the school year and Memorial Day signals the unofficial “start” of summer.  For many students and parents alike, this means finding the quintessential summer job.  For employers, it means young people applying for work hoping to earn some
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Employee or Independent Contractor? Interpreting the DOL’s Final Rule

On January 10, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule to help workers and businesses evaluate whether someone is an “employee” or an “independent contractor” for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  According to the DOL, the updated rule is intended to
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DOL Releases Proposed Rule on Worker Classification

On October 11, 2022, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a proposed rule concerning worker classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). For more than 80 years, both the DOL and courts applied a totality-of-the-circumstances “economic reality test” to determine whet
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