Wage and Hour Division September 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Document Number: 2020-21018
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-25
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (the Department) is revising its interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA or Act) in order to promote certainty for stakeholders, reduce litigation, and encourage innovation in the economy.
Paid Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Document Number: 2020-20351
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-16
Agency: Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Department of Labor
The Secretary of Labor (``Secretary'') is promulgating revisions and clarifications to the temporary rule issued on April 1, 2020, implementing public health emergency leave under Title I of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and emergency paid sick leave to assist working families facing public health emergencies arising out of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) global pandemic, in response to an August 3, 2020 district court decision finding certain portions of that rule invalid. Both types of emergency paid leave were created by a time-limited statutory authority established under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and are set to expire on December 31, 2020. The FFCRA and its implementing regulations, including this temporary rule, do not affect the FMLA after December 31, 2020.