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Ted Hollis Shares Perspective About U.S. Department of Labor’s New Rule for Worker Classification in Human Resource Executive Article

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Ted Hollis, a Labor & Employment partner in the Quarles & Brady Indianapolis office, gave his perspective in a Human Resource Executive article regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s new rule for classifying workers that became effective on January 11, 2024.

The rule provides clarity and guidance regarding when workers qualify as an employee or independent contractor and prevents employee misclassification. Hollis addressed the steps employers should take to ensure they are in line with the new rule.

An excerpt:

According to Ted Hollis, an employment law partner at Quarles & Brady, employers can prepare to comply with the DOL’s new rule for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors by reviewing their current independent contractor relationships (and prospective ones) through the lens of the six key elements (included in an online DOL FAQ) of the DOL’s economic realities test.

“Employers must keep in mind that no single factor is more important than the others and that different factors might be more or less important depending on the facts of each individual situation,” Hollis explains.

“Nevertheless, digging deeper into the DOL’s six listed factors is a good starting point to evaluate worker classification decisions,” Hollis says.


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