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Exempt Employees: What Deductions Are Permitted, Prohibited?

Exempt Employees:  What Deductions Are Permitted, Prohibited? The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay most employees overtime pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek (some states require overtime in additional situations).  The FLSA allows for exemptions from the overtime requirement for...

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DOL Issues Long Awaited Proposed Rule on Independent Contractors

DOL Issues Long Awaited Proposed Rule on Independent Contractors The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is one of the most serious problems facing affected employees, employers, and the U.S. economy.  The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued a proposed rule to clarify who is an independent contractor under...

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INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS VS EMPLOYEES – UPDATE

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS VS EMPLOYEES - UPDATE The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) addresses the misclassification of employees (“Eees”) as independent contractors (“ICs”). There has been a lot of litigation and attorneys fees expended in companies’ misclassifying employees.  The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently stated that it will revisit the...

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