Does your nonprofit utilize independent contractors? On January 10, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-anticipated final rule formally revising its guidelines for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule takes effect on March 11.
Since that date is fast approaching, employers should take steps to re-evaluate their existing independent contractor relationships to determine if these workers are properly classified under the new totality of the circumstances approach imposed by the final rule. To avoid any compliance speed bumps in this process, employers should also seek legal counsel for any classification questions or concerns. Read more in this article published by Thompson Hine.