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Navigating the new independent contractor rule


The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new independent contractor rule that took effect on March 11, 2024 that provides guidance for determining whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Its complexity warrants close attention from employers, as misclassifying workers can mean serious compliance implications. BLR Senior Legal Editor Jennifer Brown, J.D. dives into the details of the new rule to help you navigate its requirements and ensure your organization adheres to them.

This webinar will cover:

  • Valuable insights to better understand proper classification of workers
  • Details on the rule’s new six-factor analysis to determine a worker’s economic dependence on the employer, with all six factors given equal weight
  • Updates on the rule’s implementation, including any procedural developments and legal challenges to the new rule

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