Independent Contractor Guidance Coming Soon: WHD Chief

Law360, New York (June 5, 2015, 6:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor is poised to release guidance addressing what criteria must be met for an employer to properly classify a worker as an independent contractor as opposed to an employee, the head of the DOL's wage and hour division said Friday.

WHD administrator David Weil, who spoke Friday at the New York University School of Law, said that he would be putting out an "administrator interpretation" shortly that aims to clarify who qualifies as an independent contractor.

“I'll be issuing an administrator interpretation specifically about our view of what is a legitimate independent contractor,” he told those in...

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