Employee or Independent Contractor? Avoid “Victimizing” Your Workers
by Jennifer L. Villier | Legal Education Faculty, WeathCounsel
In recent years, the U.S. Department of Labor has intensified its focus on the misclassification of employees as
independent contractors. In its written materials on the subject, the DOL’s stance has shifted from impartial
educator to supportive advocate for misclassified employees. In light of the DOL’s efforts (its “Misclassification
Initiative”), attorneys should counsel business clients about the increased emphasis on employee
misclassification, and the need to become and remain compliant with relevant state and federal laws.
Download this brief to learn more about DOL guidance and resources and how you can help small business owner clients mitigate their risk.