Worker Misclassification

FedEx Workers Ruled Employees, Not Independent Contractors - and the IRS Weighs InDevelopments continue to come almost daily about misclassification of employees as independent contractors. Wage and hour cases, tax rulings, and discrimination charges all are part of the mix.

We have blogged about worker misclassification extensively, covering the DOL guidance from July of 2015, the treatment of Uber and Lyft drivers, and, um, “entertainers”

Employees vs. Independent Contractors: The DOL Weighs in on Worker MisclassificationYesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation that provides some important new guidance on the standard for classifying workers—as employees or independent contractors—under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). And make no mistake: This guidance clearly intends to make it more difficult than ever for employers to classify their workers