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Tiffany Santhavi Watts Explains New DOL Contractor Classification Rule for

February 2, 2024

Spencer Fane attorney Tiffany Santhavi Watts recently authored the article, Independent Contractor Classification: What Does DOL’s New Rule Say?

The piece, which originated as a firm blog post, discusses the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)’s recently issued Final Rule on classifying employees and independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Tiffany explains how the rule has evolved from business-friendly to employee-focused and also provides action items to employers.

One of Tiffany’s key takeaways is that employers should “consider re-evaluating their workforce to ensure workers are all properly classified prior to the Final Rule’s effective date of March 11, 2024, and make necessary changes if needed.”

At Spencer Fane, Tiffany helps employers resolve employment disputes in and out of the courtroom. She successfully handles discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, disability accommodation, workers’ compensation retaliation, on-the-job injuries, and wage and hour issues for clients across a wide range of industries.

Read Tiffany’s full article here.