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Biden Administration Rescinds Trump-Era Rule on Independent Contractors

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On May 5, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule rescinding a 2020 rule promulgated by the Trump administration that made it easier for workers to be classified as independent contractors rather...more

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DOL withdraws Trump-era independent contractor rule

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In early January 2021, the Trump administration created a new, employer-friendly regulation that would have made it easier (or at least provided clarity) for companies to classify workers as independent contractors. That rule...more

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The DOL Withdraws Trump Administration FLSA Independent Contractor Rule, Preserving the Status Quo . . . for the Moment

Key Points - The DOL has withdrawn a final rule published in the waning days of the Trump administration that established a multifactor test for determining whether workers are employees or independent contractors under...more

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DOL Officially Axes Independent Contractor Rule of Previous Administration

It’s official – the U.S. Department of Labor has withdrawn the Independent Contractor Rule that was to become effective on May 7th. The rule – proposed by the DOL during the Trump administration –  had overwhelming support...more

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When the Expected Occurs: White House Wipes Out Trump-Era Gig Economy Rule

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After a minor delay in the rulemaking process, the expected just occurred: effective yesterday, President Biden’s Department of Labor rescinded the gig economy regulation that would have made it easier to classify workers as...more

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DOL Withdraws Trump Administration’s Independent Contractor Rule

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Yesterday, the Department of Labor reported its decision to withdraw a rule, announced on January 6, 2021, distinguishing between employees and independent contractors under the FLSA. The Rule, which we covered in a...more

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Biden DOL Officially Withdraws Trump Administration Independent Contractor Rule

On January 7, the outgoing Trump Administration published regulations that set forth new, more “business-friendly” standards for determining whether a worker was an independent contractor or an employee. The regulations were...more

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DOL Withdraws January 2021 Trump Administration Independent Contractor Test

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On May 5, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) eliminated a Trump administration end-of-term rule for determining whether workers should be classified as independent contractors or employees under the Fair Labor Standards...more

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Independent Contractor Misclassification Ping Pong

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The U.S. Department of Labor today issued a rule yesterday that withdraws the Trump Administration’s regulation setting forth a test to classify workers as independent contractors or employees under the federal Fair Labor...more

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Trump-Era Independent Contractor Rule Never to See Light of Day

Remember the Trump administration’s new rule for classifying workers as independent contractors? The one issued on January 6, 2021, only weeks before President Biden took office? The one that would have revised the U.S....more

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DOL Withdraws Trump-Era Independent Contractor Rule

During the Trump administration, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule regarding the classification of independent contractors. Designed to streamline how a company determines whether a worker is an employee or...more

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U.S. DOL Withdraws Federal Independent Contractor Rule

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Effective today, May 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn a final rule published in January 2021 that would have made it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors under federal...more

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DOL Proposes to Scrap Employer-Friendly Independent Contractor Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) has officially published its notice proposing to withdraw the new rule – issued two weeks before the change in Presidential Administrations – allowing employers to more easily classify workers as...more

Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

What’s Happening: FFCRA, PRO Act, COBRA Subsidies, Vaccinations And More!

The Biden Administration has directed a number of changes that impact employers under Administrative Agency action as well as the passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). We are highlighting a few of those here to...more

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Department of Labor Proposes to Roll Back Joint Employment, Independent Contractor Rules

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On March 11, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL” or “the Department”) announced proposals to roll back two Trump administration regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA” or “the Act”)....more

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Department of Labor Withdraws Gig Economy Opinion Letter that Supported Independent Contractor Classification

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On February 19, 2021, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division withdrew its opinion letter that indicated gig economy workers who offer services in a virtual marketplace are independent contractors. The Wage and Hour...more

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DOL Proposes Delaying Newly Published Rule on Independent Contractors

Employers may be disappointed to learn that the Department of Labor’s recently issued rule clarifying the definition of “independent contractor” will likely no longer go into effect on March 8th, 2021. On January 20th, the...more

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Are the New DOL Rules Regarding Independent Contractors DOA?

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On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule (Rule) to be applied in determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is...more

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DOL Relaxes Rule For Determining Whether an Individual May Be Classified as an Independent Contractor Under the FLSA

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On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final rule which clarifies the standard employed in determining whether a worker may be classified as an independent contractor versus an employee under...more

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DOL Issues Opinion Letter Regarding Independent Contractor Status of Food Product Manufacturers’ Distributors

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The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) recently issued a letter responding to a food manufacturer’s request for an opinion on whether certain distributors of the manufacturer’s perishable...more

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Gavel to Gavel: Employees or Contractors?

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On Jan. 6, the U.S. Department of Labor finalized a rule to clarify the classification distinction for employees versus independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule was implemented in an effort...more

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Fifth Circuit Establishes New Standard For FLSA Collective Actions

Key Points - In Swales v. KLLM Transport Services, LLC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit established a new standard for determining whether, and to whom, court-authorized notice of a collective action lawsuit...more

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Alert: US DOL Issues Final Rule to Simplify Analysis of Workers in Gig Economy

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A critical and growing issue facing gig economy platforms and other similar business models is the failure of existing laws to reflect the realities of a modern, adapting workforce. In response to calls for action, the United...more

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U.S. Department Of Labor Announces Final Rule For Classifying Workers As Independent Contractors Under The FLSA

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On January 7, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor published its Final Rule (“Rule”) for classifying workers as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which Rule will take effect on March 8, 2021. ...more

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Worker Classification Regulations

The DOL has issued new regulations setting forth the test to determine whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee under the FLSA. Under the regulations, the “ultimate inquiry” is whether, as a matter...more

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