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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The Independent Contractor Saga Continues: Return of the Trump Rule and David Weil's Defeat
April 14, 2022
In mid-March, a federal court revived President Trump’s “Independent Contractor” rule. Later that month, President Biden’s nominee for U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Administrator – David Weil – failed to obtain Senate approval.
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New Rule Clarifies Standard for Independent Contractor v. Employee Status
January 7, 2021
On January 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule clarifying the test and various factors used to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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DOL's Proposed Rule on Independent Contractor/Employee Classification
November 4, 2020
The gig economy has resulted in state and federal oversight and regulation regarding whether an individual is an independent contractor or an employee.
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OFCCP May Soon Allow for Expedited Resolution of Contractor Violations
January 6, 2020
On December 30, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that aims to clarify the process for its two formal notices – the Predetermination Notice (PDN) and Notice of Violation (NOV).
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