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DOL Clarifies Who Is an Independent Contractor in Proposed Rule

Sep 22, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule Sept. 22 to clarify when a worker is an employee covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or an independent contractor. Independent contractors, including many gig-economy workers, are not eligible for minimum wage, overtime and other benefits that employees must receive. The proposed rule adopts an "economic reality" test to determine a worker's status as an FLSA employee or independent contractor. (Read More)

Article By: Allen Smith, J.D. SHRM

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