Independent Contractor Or Employee: The U.S. Government Takes a Broad View Of The Definition of “Employee”

Independent Contractor Or Employee: The U.S. Government Takes a Broad View Of The Definition of “Employee”

Most countries distinguish between various types of workers to determine application of labor and employment laws, liability, tax issues, and benefits. Misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor when the correct classification is actually employee can result in liability on a range of legal fronts.

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Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor issued an Interpretation offering guidance as to its intended enforcement of the terms of the Fair Labor Standards Act, requiring a broad view of the classification of “employee.”  This Interpretation may have significant impact on employers in the United States.

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By Vorys.

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