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Employers Seeking Applicant & Employees’ Social Media Information is Risky

Employers are well advised to think twice about asking employees and applicants for their Facebook and other social media information, including passwords. After the media reported on this trend, there was a widespread public debate. Many people were upset and Facebook even made a statement claiming that they may pursue legal action against employers who […]

DOL Issues an Opinion Letter on the Stan...

DOL Issues an Opinion Letter on the Standard to Determine Whether a Worker is an Independent Contractor or Employee

On April 29, 2019, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an opinion letter covering the standard to determine whether a worker is an FLSA-covered employee or an independent contractor. Economic dependence, as evidenced by the following six considerations, is the touchstone of WHD’s analysis. WHD’s opinion letter responds to an inquiry […]