Labor and Employment Law

Ca. Labor & Emp't Rev. November 2015, Volume 29 No. 6

Wage and Hour Update Case Notes

By Lois M. Kosch

Lois M. Kosch is a partner at Wilson Turner Kosmo. She specializes in counseling and representing employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation. Ms. Kosch is a former member of the Labor and Employment Law Section’s Executive Committee.

DOL Narrows Independent Contractor Classification

On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance aimed at curbing the misclassification of employees as independent contractors pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Specifically, the DOL defined " independent contractor" narrowly enough for many previously classified as independent contractors to now be classified as employees.

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