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DOL Proposes Delayed Effective Date for FLSA IC Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced a proposal to delay the effective date for the final regulations on “Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.” The current effective date is March 8, 2021. The proposal would delay the effective date to May 7, 2021. The Department is accepting comments on this proposed delay by… Read more →

FLSA Regulations Clarifying Test for IC Status Benefit All Stakeholders Except Trial Attorneys

The final regulations on Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued on January 6, 2021, are in substance a restatement and refinement of the law, based on court decisions interpreting the term “employee” for purposes of the FLSA. These regulations, scheduled to become effective March 8, 2021, bring new… Read more →

Freelancers Launch Video Series Opposing the ‘ABC’ Test

Fight For Freelancers NJ, a group of creative freelancers, launched a video series promoting their #IRSnotABC campaign. The Coalition applauds these freelancers for their persuasive campaign opposing an expanded application of an “ABC” test to determine an individual’s status and, instead, supporting the IRS “common-law” test, as we do.