Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule Would Ease Independent Contractor Regulations

Department of Labor’s Proposed Rule Would Ease Independent Contractor Regulations

On September 25, the Department of Labor published in the Federal Register a proposed rulemaking that would clarify and ease the restrictions on independent contractor rules. In a boon to the gig economy, the proposed rulemaking would make it easier to be classified as an independent contractor rather t...
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BLS Releases Job Data

BLS Releases Job Data

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released a report on joblessness and employment recently. Titled “The Employment Situation—August 2020,” the report was published September 4. Its opening sentence: “Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.4 million in August, and the unemploymen...
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