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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Final Rule on the standards for determining independent contractor status for purposes of minimum wage and overtime pay issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Although the Final Rule is considered “new,” it is based on the standard that was applied prior to the 2021 enactment of the Trump Administration’s rule, which had relaxed the standard for classifying workers as independent contractors, but also provided greater certainty to employers. The Final Rule reinstates the so-called “economic realities” test, which is generally more likely to result in a finding that a worker is an “employee.” Read on for more information in this blog post.

Salvatore Gangemi to take part in a panel discussion at Pace University School of Law on “The Grey Areas of Personal and Employment Based Relationships – A Criminal and Employment Law Analysis.”  The presentation is sponsored by the Westchester County Bar Association, and provides 2 CLE credits.  To register online, click here – WCBA.

On February 28, 2015, Salvatore Gangemi will be presenting “Employment Law — The Life of a Charge” at the St. John’s University School of Law, Spring 2015 CLE Weekend Program.  To register for the program click SJU CLE.

Salvatore G. Gangemi has been selected to the 2014 New York-Metro Super Lawyers list.  Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

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