Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Department of Labor’


DOL to Study Employee Understanding of Misclassification Using 10,000 Worker Sample

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is set to conduct a study to “better understand employees’ experience with worker misclassification” by “measur[ing] workers’ knowledge about their current job classification, and their knowledge about the rights and benefits associated with their job status.” The study will...

Department of Labor: 34 Boston Restaurants Owe $1.3 Million in Back Wages

According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), 500 employees at 34 popular Boston area restaurants are owed a total of $1.3 million in back wages. The DOL has an ongoing enforcement initiative that has found significant Fair Labor Standards Act violations over the past year and a half, according to the Boston Globe Some [&hellip...;

TRIPLE JEOPARDY: Misclassification Doesn’t Just Cost Workers Wages, It Robs Government of Revenue and Local Business of a Chance to Compete

There is an epidemic in the United States, a disease coursing through the veins of the American workforce. It has not been contracted by neglect, but by willful deception. It is worker misclassification. It is a problem that is finally gaining a bit of attention with more and more workers being incorrectly labeled “independent...