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The United States Department Of Labor Withdraws Prior Interpretations On Independent Contractor And Joint Employment

On June 7, 2017, the United States Department of Labor (the “DOL”) announced that prior interpretations by the Wage and Hour Division on independent contractors and joint employment were being withdrawn. The guidance on independent contractors came from an Administrator’s Interpretation released in 2015, in which the DOL concluded that under the broad definition of “employ” under

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Employee Discipline and Wrongful Termination

You may have a claim for wrongful termination if your firing is considered illegal. A termination may be illegal for a variety of reasons—from discrimination to retaliation for asserting your rights. In most situations that involve discipline, a termination will not be illegal. That is, if an employee is terminated because they are doing something wrong or they are

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