From JDSupra, Stuart Buttrick, Susan Kline and Tareen Zafrullah share information about the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) posters issued by the United States Department of Labor. The poster includes a bullet about independent contractors. It states:
- Some employers incorrectly classify workers as “independent contractors” when they are actually employees under the FLSA. It is important to know the difference between the two because employees (unless exempt) are entitled to the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime pay protections and correctly classified independent contractors are not.
Stuart, Susan and Tareen write:
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued new workplace posters under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA). The new FLSA poster includes information regarding lactation breaks and employee/independent contractor classification and updated information regarding civil money penalties. The new EPPA includes updated information regarding civil penalties.
Employers must post a copy of each poster in a conspicuous place in each of their establishments. Employers should promptly remove any previous versions of these posters and replace them with the new versions. A copy of the new FLSA poster and the new EPPA poster are available on the DOL’s website.