United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

Overtime Exemption Rules Arrive

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    May 31, 2016 10:00:00 AM

After a long wait, the Department of Labor (DOL) has released the revisions to the white collar overtime exemption rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new rule becomes effective on December 1, 2016.

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Topics: Fair Labor Standards Act, exempt employees, overtime, non-exempt employees

DOL Issues Guidance on Classification of Independent Contractors

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    Sep 1, 2015 1:14:00 PM

Employee or independent contractorThe Department of Labor (DOL) has issued an “Administrator’s Interpretation” to assist employers in determining if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The DOL has determined that many employers are incorrectly classifying employees as independent contractors, which can harm the worker and open the employer up to various liabilities.

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Topics: ACA, independent contractors, Department of Labor, Affordable Care Act, employee vs independent contractor, FLSA, Fair Labor Standards Act