Employee vs. Independent Contractor: U.S. DOL Issues Significant New Guidance


OMA Connections Partner, Frantz Ward, posted this:  “On December 19, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued comprehensive new guidance making it clear that it intends to continue to aggressively pursue employers who misclassify employees as independent contractors. “The … new guidance, entitled “Misclassification Affects Everyone,” states the DOL’s position that “The misclassification of employees as independent contractors is a huge problem for workers, employers who play by the rules and our economy.” … the definite direction of the DOL is to limit many common ways businesses use independent contractors rather than employees.” Read more from Frantz Ward here12/21/2016