Labor Department’s Guidance on Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors Aims High, Misses Mark

July 15, 2015 – The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division Administrator today issued “interpretative guidance” aimed at stemming the “problematic trend” of misclassification of employees as independent contractors. The Administrator’s goal is righteous: Numerous commentators and judges have … Continue reading

Labor Department Extends Family and Medical Leave Act Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses – in Most States

March 27, 2015 – A new Department of Labor regulation took effect today, expanding the definition of “spouse” in the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) to include same-sex partners who were married in states – regardless of whether the … Continue reading