The US Department of Labor (DOL) will establish an "economic realities test" that will make it more difficult for businesses to treat workers as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
A new rule that would make it harder for employers to classify workers as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is imminent now that the White House has finished its final review.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) plans to have its overtime rule take effect 60 days after it is finalized, meaning it could be in force as soon as June 2024.
Companies that hire freelancers in New York soon will be required to enter into written contracts and provide timely payments under a new law taking effect May 20, 2024.
An additional 3.6 million workers who are currently exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will become eligible for overtime unless their employers raise their salaries, the US Department of Labor (DOL) estimates.
Legislation recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker will expand leave for bereaving a child and for mourning victims of violent crime; establish new leave for organ donation; and provide protections for freelance workers and temporary workers.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted a draft overtime rule to the White House for a final review - meaning a proposed rule may be out within the next 100 days.
Further delays are possible. Conversely, there is nothing stopping the DOL from issuing its new rules before August.
There is no guarantee that the US Department of Labor (DOL) will stick to its own timeline, but a new court filing suggests the agency intends to finalize its proposed independent contractor rule before October 7.
The NLRB reversed its business-friendly test for determining if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the NLRA and restored a more worker-friendly test established by the Obama-era NLRB in 2014.
News: HR guidance on complying with the FLSA and state employee classification requirements.
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