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Resource Update - Navigating the "Shadow Workforce" of Interns, Volunteers, Independent Contractors and Temporary Workers

Date   Oct 8, 2015

With the recently published interpretation from the Department of Labor regarding who is considered an employee for the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (and the DOL's ominous pronouncement that "most workers are employees") the shadow workforce of interns, volunteers, independent contractors and temporary workers has become even murkier.

 

With the recently published interpretation from the Department of Labor regarding who is considered an employee for the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (and the DOL's ominous pronouncement that "most workers are employees") the shadow workforce of interns, volunteers, independent contractors and temporary workers has become even murkier. FordHarrison has prepared a Wage and Hour Toolkit, Shadow Workforce: Blurred Lines Can Lead to Real Wage Hour Liability, to help employers navigate this shifting and often perilous landscape. The Toolkit also provides best practices to help employers light a path through the dark to avoid wage and hour liability in these areas. 

For information on how to request a copy of the Toolkit, visit the In Depth Analysis page of FordHarrison's Knowledge Center. If you have questions regarding any of the issues addressed in the Toolkit or other wage/hour issues, please contact the author of the Toolkit, Salvador Simao, ssimao@fordharison.com, who is a partner in our Berkeley Heights, New Jersey office and former Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor. You may also contact the FordHarrison attorney with whom you usually work.