On January 9, 2024, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule creating the test for independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The final rule marks the rescission of the Trump administration’s more employer-friendly rule and revives the likeness of prior tests that are more likely to classify workers as employees

Continuing with the White House’s push to revamp the employment landscape, the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) proposed regulations for federally funded construction projects will return to the definition of “prevailing wage” that was last used in 1983.  The agency’s proposed changes to the regulations that implement the Davis-Bacon Act are intended to speed up prevailing wage updates and will increase wages for construction workers over time.Continue Reading DOL Returns to Prior Davis-Bacon Act Wage Definition for Construction Industry