Department of Labor Revises Rules for Joint Employer Status

On January 12, 2020, the Department of Labor announced a final rule to revise and update its regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule provides updated guidance for determining joint employer status when an employee performs work for his or her employer that simultaneously benefits another individual…

Department of Labor Rule Extends Overtime to Over a Million Workers

The United States Department of Labor announced earlier this week a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This final rule will be effective on January 1, 2020. This final rule updates the earning thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees…

Department of Labor Rules on when Workers from Home Care Registries are Employees

This story from July 19, 2018 has been updated to include a correction. A memo from the United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division to field staff states that a registry that merely refers caregivers to clients, but controls no terms or conditions of the caregiver’s employment to be outside the purview of the…