New Joint Employer Rule Overturned

One of the key reforms of federal labor policy under the Trump Administration was struck down in September by District Judge Gregory H. Woods of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In a lengthy opinion, Judge Woods concluded the United States Department of Labor’s new …

Definition of Independent Contractor Clarified in DOL Letter

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) recently proposed a new rule that would change the interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). If finalized, the DOL suggests the proposed rule would promote certainty for companies, reduce opportunity for employee litigation, and encourage innovation in …