On January 7, 2021, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule establishing new guidance on classifying individuals as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  The new guidance is set forth in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations at Part 795.100 et seq. and is available online

On December 12, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Final Rule that clarifies and amends federal regulations concerning the regular rate of pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Many of the affected regulations date back more than 60 years, long before the FLSA was made applicable to the public sector.  

hourglass-small.jpgEmerging technologies and increased demand for worker productivity during lean economic times have changed the way Americans work.  Today, employees routinely check their smartphones at all hours for emails, text messages, voicemails, and other electronic transmissions.  The modern workplace includes anywhere within range of a wireless signal.  Some employees even seem to be addicted to