U.S. Department of Labor

DOL Announces That the Exemption Regulations Will Be Published in July 2016

On February 17, 2016, Patricia Smith, U.S. Department of Labor solicitor, announced that the U.S. DOL Final Rule regarding the FLSA White Collar Exemption Regulations

Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees”

E. Jason Tremblay and Megan P. Toth Many “Independent Contractors” May Now Be “Employees” According to the Department of Labor On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Administrator’s Interpretation regarding the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act with respect to the increasing misclassification of workers as “independent contractors.” The DOL’s […]

2012 Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers now available

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay’s recently published the 2012 edition of the handbook, Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers, is now available. The handbook is a comprehensive resource highlighting the significant employment and labor issues facing Illinois employers. It provides practical and cost-effective advice on avoiding employment and labor-related liability and complying with […]

IRS Announces the Voluntary Classification Settlement Program

On the heels of the U.S. Department of Labor’s announcement that it was going to share independent contractor misclassification information with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), the IRS recently announced the implementation of the “Voluntary Classification Settlement Program” (“VCSP”). The VCSP is intended to encourage employers who have misclassified workers, for a relatively small payment […]

DOL Set to Share Employee Misclassification Information with the IRS and States

In what appears to be another example of cracking down on the improper use of independent contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) recently announced it is entering into agreements with the IRS, as well as some state agencies (including Illinois state agencies), to share information regarding employers who have improperly classified employees. The DOL […]