On July 15, 2015, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor declared the misclassification of employees as independent contractors to be "one of the most serious problems" at workplaces in the United States and issued an "Administrator's Interpretation" that it will utilize to combat this issue. In support, DOL emphasized that problems and complaints involving minimum wage, overtime compensation, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation have increased significantly in light of the misclassification of workers. Read More

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