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New DOL Rule to Take Effect Concerning Classification of Independent Contractors
January 23, 2024
On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule addressing how to determine whether a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor or employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule goes into effect on March 11, 2024.
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DOL Issues Final Rule Regarding David-Bacon Act
January 11, 2024
Another DOL flip-flop. And a picture of bacon. What can I say…I’m from Iowa. We like our bacon.
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How to Determine if a Worker is an Employee or Independent Contractor? Department of Labor Issues Final Rule
January 9, 2024
On January 9, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor announced its much-anticipated final rule, revising the DOL’s guidance on how to determine if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act Changes
November 7, 2023
Wage and labor changes for temporary workers in Illinois have made waves for employers since the enaction of amendments to the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act. These revisions immediately became effective upon being signed into law by Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker on August 4, 2023.
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DOL Issues Final Rule Regarding Davis-Bacon Act (Prevailing Wages) Putting More Workers Under the DBA’s Purview
September 13, 2023
After nearly 40 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has updated its regulations and issued a Final Rule for the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, effective October 23, 2023.
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Minnesota: Here’s How to Navigate the New State Paid Leave Law with the Executive Order Requiring Sick Leave for Federal Contractors
July 25, 2023
If you are a federal contractor in Minnesota, not only do you need to be sure you are in compliance with every local ordinance, but also the new State law and the federal regulation due to the Executive Order.
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Minnesota: Expanded Liability for General Contractors When Subcontractors Violate Wage and Hour Laws
June 29, 2023
On May 24, 2023, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law the Omnibus Jobs Bill, which carries far-reaching implications for businesses operating in Minnesota.
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U-Turn! NLRB’s “Modified” Independent Contractor Standard Favors Findings of Employee Status
June 13, 2023
In a move that surprised absolutely no one, the National Labor Relations Board has reversed course on yet another issue.
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The NLRB’s Reinstatement of a Worker-Friendly Standard for Property Access
December 20, 2022
The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) took significant steps to limit the power of property owners to restrict contractors’ workers access to their property in a 3-2 decision on Friday.
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Wait, Is that Pro Golfer an Employee or Independent Contractor?
December 8, 2022
As you may be aware, there is some contentious litigation ongoing between the PGA Tour and LIV Golf, a new and controversial golf league financed by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund that aims to become a competitive alternative to the PGA Tour.
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DOL Independent Contractor Rule Update: Deadline for Public Extended to December 13, 2022
October 26, 2022
The Department’s decision to extend the comment period comes on the heels of several business groups and lawmakers asking for additional time to review the 184 page proposed rules.
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DOL lssues New Independent Contractor Rule
October 11, 2022
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued its anticipated proposed rule to clarify who is an independent contractor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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