New Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification

Attention!: Contractors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, material suppliers, owners, anyone with employees. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services released a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on 17 July 2017. Employers may continue to use the old version of Form I-9 until tomorrow. However, starting on Monday, 18 September 2017, all employers must use the new version … Read More

What’s Next For Federal Contractors?

A special guest post by Lewis Thomason employer lawyer Janet Hayes. When it comes to signing Executive Orders, President Barack Obama proved there is no shortage of ink in the presidential pen. Obama’s sweeping executive actions frequently targeted federal contractors. While President Trump’s agenda is vastly different from his predecessor, he has already proven he shares Obama’s love for the … Read More

DOL Expands Definition of Joint Employment

On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2016-1 that expands and explains the “joint employer” standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Joint Employer It has been long established that an employee can have two or more employers for the work that he or she is performing under … Read More

New Pay Transparency Rule for Federal Contractors

Does your company have a policy that prevents your employees from discussing or disclosing their own pay or the pay of their co-workers? If you are a federal contractor or subcontractor, you better be aware of the new pay transparency rule that takes effect on January 11, 2016. This new rule comes from the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs … Read More

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Is the person working for your business an employee or independent contractor? It is an age-old question that could be costly for your business, if not handled correctly. In July, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1, which provided updated guidance on the misclassification of employees as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act … Read More

Federal Bill Introduced to Address NLRB’s Recent “Joint Employer” Ruling

On September 9, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R), along with 35 co-sponsors in the Senate and 25 co-sponsors in the House, filed legislation to force the NLRB to return to the decades old “joint employer” standard.  The NLRB overturned the prior standard on August 27 in Browning-Ferris Industries of California.  As recently discussed by LT lawyer Jason Pannu in this blog post, the … Read More

New Executive Order Establishes Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractor Employees

On Labor Day last week, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for employees of Federal contractors. Under this Executive Order, certain Federal contractors will be required to provide to their employees up to 7 days of paid sick leave per year. Federal contractors performing procurement contracts for services or construction will be required to follow this … Read More

NLRB Changes Joint Employer Standard with Major Implications for General Contractors

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently issued its decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. In a 3-2 decision (along party lines), the NLRB changed the standard for who may be considered a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act. In the construction industry, this decision could make it more likely that general contactors will be considered joint employers of … Read More