The US Department of Labor (DOL) will soon propose a new regulation that would apply a version of the decades-old "economic realities test" as its standard for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules are expected to raise the minimum salary for most overtime-exempt employees and possibly update the duties tests as well.
The Biden administration wants to go back to the drawing board after a federal judge reinstated the Trump administration's independent contractor rule earlier this spring.
A federal court has reinstated the Trump administration's independent contractor rule, which had been withdrawn last year by the Biden administration.
The DOL has announced an initiative to enforce warehouse and logistic workers' wages and workplace rights. The agency also will use education and outreach to increase compliance and reduce industry violations.
The DOL said the $7.2 million judgment sends an "unequivocal message" to employers that it will pursue all available remedies when it finds an employer has willfully violated federal employment laws.
The Protect App-Based Drivers and Services Act allows gig economy companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash to classify their drivers as independent contractors under certain conditions.
Four new laws boost New Jersey's capacity to investigate and enforce misclassification of independent contractors and further increase the penalties for misclassification.
It is not yet clear whether the 2020 regulations that were repealed now revert back to previous versions or if they are repealed entirely.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) intends to "update and modernize" its regulations for the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), which establishes minimum wages and working conditions for workers on federal public works contracts.
News: HR guidance on complying with the FLSA and state employee classification requirements.
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