Monday, June 24, 2024

DOL Clarifies Employee and Independent Contractor Status

The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule, effective March 11, 2024, to help employers determine if a worker is considered an employee or independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule only affects a worker’s status under FLSA and doesn’t directly apply to ERISA. The worker’s status under the FLSA standard may impact who can join an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Employers must still consider the existing IRS standard to determine a worker’s status for tax purposes. Read more.