What We're Watching | Week of May 6, 2022


What We're Watching, a weekly summary f rom the team at Boss

Consulting HR, to highlight the ever-moving parts that is Human Resources.

 

Federal Updates


Fed DOL to Issue Rule on Independent Contractors

The Federal Department of Labor (DOL) will issue a proposed rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors. With gig economy opportunities being so prominent, it's not surprising that the DOL is looking at the appropriate classification of employees. Under the FLSA, employees are entitled to minimum wage, overtime pay, and other benefits. Independent contractors are not entitled to such benefits, but they generally have more flexibility to set their own schedules and work f or multiple companies. DOL is holding an employer forum on June 24th. We'll pass along a link once available if you'd like to attend.

Quirky HR | The Gig Economy Evaluating gig economy experience can be hard. Allie and I talk on the Quirky HR podcast about how to assess it on a candidate's resume. In a tough job market, it's time to start thinking outside of the box regarding candidate experience.

 

Connecticut Updates


Minimum Wage Increase

Don't forget! July 1, 2022 the Connecticut minimum wage increases to

$14.00/hr.


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