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DOL to Target Independent Contractor Misclassification  

Continuing a trend of increased scrutiny of independent contractor relationships, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") has issued new guidance to employers warning that "most workers" should be classified as employees and not independent contractors.

In an Administrator's Interpretation released on July 15, 2015, the DOL emphasizes that, while the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") are applicable only to employees, the appropriate definition of "employee" under the FLSA is far broader than many employers realize.  


Click here to find out more about the DOL's definition and how that may affect your business.


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