In its final days under the Trump administration, the Department of Labor (DOL) had advanced three opinion letters on independent contracting and tip-pooling rules. On Tuesday, the DOL's Wage and Hour Division revoked the letters under the Biden administration's regulatory review freeze. The independent contracting rule would have permitted a simpler legal standard for classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees covered...read more
On August 8, 2019, the federal Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued three opinion letters which concern the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The details are as follows: FMLA2019-2-A Intermittent leave to attend Committee on Special Education (“CSE”)/Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) meetings to address the educational and special medical needs of an employee’s child is...read more
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