This press release from the Department of Labor has to be the shortest release I’ve ever read: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/opa/opa20170607
What it means for business owners:
In 2015 and 2016 the Department of Labor, under the Obama administration, issued guidance that many businesses had been wrongly classifying some employees as independent contractors, avoiding certain employment expenses and liabilities that they would otherwise have had to pay. They said they were going to begin looking much more closely at anyone identified as an independent contractor to determine the accuracy of this classification.
This new DOL guidance means that employers most likely can expect less scrutiny when it comes to employment classification under the Trump administration. Additionally – the Department of Labor guidelines from 2015 have been deleted from their website. “Page Not Found” – I’d say that’s pretty telling.
As “added value” (read: free) every client of Jordan Insurance Group has access to our HR 360 platform and can speak with our own licensed HR Specialist about any of their employment questions or issues at any time.
If you have any questions about the DOL guidelines, HR 360, or how we can help your organization save time, money, and grow your business, please don’t hesitate to give me a call at 410-312-0811 or shoot me an email at BJordan@JordanIG.com.