DOL's Contractor Rule Divides Employment Law World
Labor, Employment and Benefits attorney Timothy Taylor was quoted in a Law360 article about mixed reactions from the legal community regarding the U.S. Department of Labor's final rule on independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule establishes a six-factor test to differentiate employees from independent contractors, which affects whether workers are entitled to benefits like minimum wage and overtime pay. Mr. Taylor expressed concerns about the challenges the rule poses for both businesses and independent contractors.
"There are no real surprises, but the rule is just going to remain very challenging and very problematic for businesses and for workers who want to retain their independent status across the board," he said.
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