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News | Apr 08, 2008

Workers Misclassified as “Independent Contractors” Continue to Reap Valuable FLSA Overtime Benefits

The overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) cover millions of American workers, including thousands of workers who have been misclassified as independent contractors. If you represent workers who have been designated as independent contractors, you should be aware of the striking breadth of FLSA coverage. As one appellate court has observed, the FLSA contains the broadest definition [of employment] that has ever been included in any one act.

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