DOL to continue close scrutiny of independent contractors

In its FY 2016 budget request, the U.S. Department of Labor seeks an increase of almost $31.7 million and 300 additional enforcement staff for its Wage & Hour Division (WHD). Much of this requested increase is flagged to increase directed investigations under WHD’s “fissured industries” initiative: “WHD continues to increase its presence in those industries [...]

FLSA Cases Continue To Increase

FLSA cases filed in federal courts continue to grow, according to Law360’s 2014 FLSA Litigation Report released last week. Nearly 8,000 FLSA cases were filed in 2014, an increase of 3.32% over 2013. Although this increase seems modest, it continues a decade-long trend. Statistics available from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts shows [...]

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