Park Avenue Presentations

How to Correctly Classify Your Employees and Independent Contractors: Latest Legal Update

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq.


Webinar Description

On October 11, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that would reinstate the “economic reality” test for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The DOL’s regulatory agenda lists May 2023 as the date when permanent rules will be released.

In the teeth of the so-called “Great Resignation”, labor shortages led employers across the country to rely more heavily on independent contractors.  The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we shop and travel, and even the way we eat.  Uber, Lyft, Grubhub, Doordash  and a host of competitors strive to maintain the independent-contractor status of their drivers and delivery personnel, while labor unions aim to organize these same gig workers. 
Meanwhile, the Biden Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board are set on establishing the “employee” status of as many working Americans as they are able. 
Independent-contractor rules are in flux at the state level, as well.  For example:

You need to understand the detailed and evolving rules and revisit how your workers are classified.





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