Do you think you are being a generous employer by allowing your employees to use their accrued paid leave as additional FMLA-protected leave? Or by delaying the start of their FMLA leave by allowing them to use accrued paid leave first? Not so fast, because no good deed goes unpunished. On March 14, 2019, the… More
Month: May 2019
Is The Gig Economy Disrupting the Classification of Workers?
Guest Post from my colleague Joy Einstein: Entrepreneurs have been advancing new business models for connecting customers with a variety of on-demand services, like Uber, Airbnb and Postmates. With these new advances, the law is struggling to keep up with how workers in the “gig economy” should be classified for tax, minimum wage and overtime,… More
DOL Proposes Revised Joint-Employer Test
DOL Proposes New Standard for Assessing Joint Employer Liability Earlier this month, the DOL announced a proposed rule that would update existing joint employment regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Currently, under the FLSA, any business operators who utilize another business’s employees – for example, by hiring temps – may be held jointly… More