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Category Archives: Misclassification

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BREAKING NEWS: Nationwide Injunction Blocks the U.S. DOL’s Final Rule That Nearly Doubled the Minimum Salary for Exempt “White Collar” Employees

Posted in Fair Labor Standards Act, Human Resources, Misclassification
On Tuesday afternoon, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas (Sherman Division) entered a preliminary injunction in State of Nevada et al. v. United States Department of Labor et al., Civil Action No. 4:16-CV-00731, blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s Final Rule, which would have increased the minimum salary for “white collar”… Continue Reading

Colorado Supreme Court Provides Clarity On Independent Contractors

Posted in Colorado Employment Security Act, Human Resources, Independent Contractor, Misclassification, Unemployment Insurance
freelanceOn Tuesday, May 13, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court issued two decisions that provide a glimmer of hope for businesses waging the war with state government agencies over the classification of workers as independent contractors. The cases are: Industrial Claim Appeals Office v. Softrock Geological Services, Inc. et al. (involving the classification of 1 geologist) Western… Continue Reading