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    Murphy Signs Several Bills Into Law Aimed at Combating Employee Misclassification

    The bills signed into law Monday include legislation that will penalize employers in New Jersey who knowingly misclassify their workers, as well as a bill that requires employers to post notices in the workplace aimed at helping employees determine if they have been illegally misclassified.

     

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    U.S. Department of Labor Announces Final Rule Updating Regulations Interpreting Joint Employer Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

    The final rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register this Thursday, January 16 and will take effect 60 days thereafter.

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    New York State of the State address: Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls some independent contractor labels “a fraud,” commits to exploring worker misclassification legislation in NY

    Governor Cuomo devoted a portion of his annual State of the State speech to discussing independent contractors and the so-called “gig economy.”

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    Congress Includes Provision to Repeal Cadillac Tax as Part of Year-End Spending Deal

    The year-end package to fund the federal government through the rest of fiscal year 2020 will include provisions permanently repealing the Cadillac tax. 

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    US DOL Publishing Long-Awaited Final Rule Updating Regular Rate Regulations

    On Monday, December 16, the U.S. Department of Labor is publishing its long-awaited final rule revising “regular rate” requirements employers must follow under section 7(e) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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