Employee or Independent Contractor: The DOL Weighs in on Worker

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

Authored Article

With the prevalence of companies providing ‘‘on demand’’ services today, the temptation to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees has perhaps never been greater, attorneys Keith Covington and John P. Rodgers say in this BNA Insights article. However the Labor Department’s recent interpretive guidance is a signal that the DOL intends to go after those employers that wrongfully classify employees as independent contractors.

Republished with permission. This article first appeared in Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report on September 1, 2015.