"Attorneys React to DOL Misclassification Guidance"

Date   Jul 15, 2015

Rachel Ziolkowski Ullrich was quoted in a Law360 article about the DOL's recently issued guidance on determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the FLSA.

"With its latest guidance, the DOL has placed 'economics' front and center in the independent contractor versus employee debate. Employers must look at their independent contractors and ask whether, considering the economic realities test, these workers are truly in business for themselves or are they economically dependent on the employer's business? Given the DOL's sweeping statement that 'most workers are employees under the FLSA's broad definition,' the economic reality for many employers may be that their independent contractors will now be considered their employees."

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