Amanda Weaver

Amanda Weaver

Williams Mullen

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Department of Labor Publishes Guidance on Employee Misclassification

In recent years, various initiatives and enforcement efforts on both the state and federal level have arisen in an attempt to combat the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Misclassification occurs when...more

7/17/2015 - Administrative Interpretation Best Management Practices DOL Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies FLSA Independent Contractors Misclassification Wage and Hour

Worker Misclassification – What Employers Need to Know in Light of New Enforcement Efforts

The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (“DOLI”) has recently announced the implementation of a new Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (“VOSH”) policy directed at preventing the misclassification of workers in VOSH...more

6/23/2015 - Department of Labor & Industry Employer Liability Issues Independent Contractors Misclassification New Regulations

Virginia & North Carolina Launch New Initiatives on Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

Classifying a worker as an independent contractor rather than an employee significantly affects an employer’s obligations towards the worker and can result in liability for misclassification. Employees are entitled by law to...more

5/13/2015 - Employee Definition Employer Liability Issues Independent Contractors Legislative Agendas Misclassification

NLRB and SEC Impose Restrictions on Workplace Policies and Confidentiality Agreements

During the last few years, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has been aggressively reviewing employers’ confidentiality policies, as well as other work rules regarding, among other things, social media, use of the...more

4/13/2015 - Confidentiality Agreements Confidentiality Policies CVS EEOC Enforcement Actions KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown & Root) NLRA NLRB SEC

Worker Classification Task Force Established in Virginia

On August 14, 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 24 to establish an inter-agency task force on worker misclassification and payroll fraud. The task force is a response to a 2012 report of the...more

9/11/2014 - Audits Employer Liability Issues Misclassification Payroll Records Wage and Hour

No Recess: Supreme Court Decision Invalidates Three 2012 NLRB Appointments and Narrows President’s Recess Appointment Powers

On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that President Obama’s purported “recess” appointments of three National Labor Relations Board members was an invalid exercise of executive power. The decision has...more

6/30/2014 - Administrative Appointments Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Political Appointments Recess Appointments SCOTUS

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