Tag Archives: U.S. Department of Labor

DOL Withdraws Troublesome Guidance on Independent Contractor Classification

Last week, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) was immediately withdrawing guidance published during the Obama administration that related to independent contractor misclassification and joint employment standards. The guidance described misclassification a “problematic trend” and sought to limit businesses from classifying employees as independent contractors. In the now […]

Take Action to Oppose Burdensome Changes in Overtime Pay Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has proposed changes to the white collar exemptions to federal overtime pay requirements. In the proposal, DoL is considering raising the minimum salary threshold to $970 per week ($50,440 annually); an increase of more than 100 percent. DoL also proposed increasing this minimum salary on an annual basis by […]

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Wage and Overtime Regulations

On June 30, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed new wage and overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is seeking comments by September 4, 2015. DOL proposes to raise the salary threshold for an employee to be exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay to be equal to the 40th percentile […]