Michael Puma

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DOL Issues Aggressive Interpretation of Independent Contractor Classification

The DOL’s new interpretation of the FLSA test for classification purports to eliminate independent contractor status for most workers and broadly expand the FLSA’s coverage. On July 15, David Weil, the Administrator for...more

7/19/2015 - Administrative Interpretation DOL Economic Realities Test FLSA Independent Contractors Misclassification Wage and Hour

Philadelphia Mandates Paid Sick Leave

Employers should act to ensure compliance before the law takes effect on May 13. On February 12, the City of Philadelphia joined the nationwide paid sick leave trend when Mayor Michael Nutter signed the Promoting...more

2/18/2015 - Employee Rights Employer Mandates Local Ordinance Paid Leave Sick Leave Wage and Hour

FSMA Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court

Food industry should be aware of new risks associated with whistleblower protections for food and beverage company employees. On June 6, one of the first whistleblower lawsuits under the Food Safety Modernization Act...more

8/6/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Food Manufacturers FSMA Whistleblowers

DOL Proposes Survey on Independent Contractor Misclassification

The survey will involve more than 10,000 workers and carry important implications for employers, including the potential implementation of "right to know" regulations. ...more

2/21/2013 - DOL Independent Contractors Misclassification Right To Know Surveys

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