DOL Issues Opinion Letter on Gig Worker Classification

In the growing “gig economy,” individuals perform jobs on a one-off or short-term basis, typically through an online application or job marketplace. On April 29, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter addressing whether individuals working for a virtual marketplace company (VMC) are employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards … Continue reading DOL Issues Opinion Letter on Gig Worker Classification

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Another overhaul of the federal overtime rules may be looming on the horizon. The Department of Labor has hinted that it is looking to reveal its proposed changes to overtime eligibility in the first quarter of 2019. Officials haven’t explained how this latest revision will differ from the stalled attempt in 2016. Experts suspect the … Continue reading Did you know?

ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn, Now What?

In late March 2017, Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—their proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Because the House was unable to pass the AHCA, the ACA remains current law, and employers must continue to comply with all applicable ACA provisions. … Continue reading ACA Replacement Bill Withdrawn, Now What?

DOL Announces New Standard for Unpaid Interns

OVERVIEW On Jan. 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it would adopt a new standard for determining whether interns and students are “employees” who must be paid under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL clarified that, going forward, it would abandon its six-part test and instead adopt the “primary … Continue reading DOL Announces New Standard for Unpaid Interns

Health Care Reform: Timeline of Events

In March 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee each released budget reconciliation bills. These pieces of legislation are part of the House Republican’s American Health Care Act (AHCA), the legislation designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This article details the act’s milestones thus … Continue reading Health Care Reform: Timeline of Events

HOUSE REPUBLICANS PASS AMENDED AHCA

On May 4, 2017, members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted 217-213 to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), after it had been amended several times. The AHCA is the proposed legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The AHCA needed 216 votes to pass in the House. Ultimately, it … Continue reading HOUSE REPUBLICANS PASS AMENDED AHCA

CBO Releases Estimate of Budgetary Effects of ACA Replacement

March 13, 2017 From the Desk of Larry Grudzien Attorney-At-Law Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its estimate of the budgetary effects of the American Health Act. Below is a summary of its findings: The Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 directed the House Committees on Ways and Means and Energy and … Continue reading CBO Releases Estimate of Budgetary Effects of ACA Replacement