Employee or Independent Contractor
The United States Department of Labor issued its opinion and explanation of how to determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor. Opinion. The DOL attempts to explain how to determine whether a person can be classified as an independent contractor. It goes on to state that the coverage, and thus employee status, is extremely broad. If you are working for one business and are classified as an independent contractor, you should take a look at this Interpretation from the DOL. It is possible that you may be entitled to overtime and other protections of the wage and hour laws.
Oregon Court of Appeals Semi-Recently Held that Oregon Law Follows Federal
Because this article focuses on the history of the FLSA and its broad coverage, it may have some relevance and assist Oregon courts in interpreting Oregon wage and hour laws to determine whether a person was properly classified as an independent contractor. Blog. If you have questions, you should contact the attorneys at Schuck Law. We will gladly look at your specific facts to determine whether you have wage and hour claims. Independent Contractor Page.
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