The Practical Implications of the DOL’s Proposed Independent Contractor Test

Employee or independent contractor? The determination has consequences for various “stakeholders.” Unions legally may organize employees, but not independent contractors. Companies must withhold taxes from employee pay; not so with independent contractors, who are responsible for making these payments on their own. The government as a “stakeholder” experiences less “tax […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Holds Employment Discrimination Claims of Religious School Teachers Are Barred by the First Amendment

On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision held that the “ministerial exemption” which prohibits courts from considering employment disputes of certain employees of religiously affiliated organizations, applied to two Catholic school lay teachers. Therefore, their claims of discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment […]

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