NLRB Issues New Joint Employer Standard

In a long-awaited and split decision, Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board addressed whether BFI should be deemed a joint employer with the staffing agency whose employees performed various work functions for BFI and, in so doing, the Board revised its 30+-year standard for determining joint employer status. View Full Post
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The DOL Issues Guidance On Independent Contractors

So the Department of Labor is on a mission to extend the reach of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Following on the heels of the proposed overtime regulations, in which the DOL is seeking to expand the number of workers eligible for overtime pay (and thereby increase their income – at least theoretically), the DOL has now issued an Administrator’s Interpretation in which it provides guidance to employers on how to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor for purposes of the FLSA.  View Full Post
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