In May 2021, the Department of Labor withdrew the “Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act” final rule. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, "The DOL has traditionally analyzed a number of factors to consider whether a worker is an independent contractor or employee and looked at 'the totality of the circumstances.' The withdrawn rule would have applied a more-limited economic-reality test."
These are hard times for businesses trying to navigate the various rules and regulations related to reopening after the pandemic. No business wants to get caught up in litigation if it can be avoided. Five of the most pressing health-related concerns are discussed here:
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