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U.S. DOL Issues New Independent Contractor Interpretation

department_of_labor_logoOn July 15, 2015 the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor issued Administrator’s Interpretation 2015-1, entitled The Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “Suffer or Permit” Standard in the Identification of Employees who are Misclassified as Independent Contractors.  This new DOL Interpretation is a must-read for all employers, as it sets forth the DOL’s most recent stance on the employer v. independent contractor debate – a hot topic in employment law.  The PF+C Employment Team is happy to answer employee classification questions and provide further guidance on the independent contractor issue. Give us a call at (802) 658-2311.