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.
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.
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.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) often misses its target dates, so another delay would not be unusual. Conversely, there is nothing stopping the agency from issuing new rules before May, either.
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 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A federal court has reinstated the Trump administration's independent contractor rule, which had been withdrawn last year by the Biden administration.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 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.
News: HR guidance on legally classifying and managing independent contractors under federal tax and employment laws.
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