Reclassifying Contractors Under FLSA
The Department of Labor is proposing to modify its regulations addressing whether workers are employees or independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed rule would rescind the 2021 Independent Contractor rule and replace it with detailed regulations addressing the multifactor economic reality test that guides the inquiry into a worker’s status as an employee or independent contractor. Comments are due November 28.
Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule amending “the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) at major sources from new and existing industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) boilers and process heaters.” The rule includes revisions to several emission standards consistent with a previous court opinion and provides further explanation on related issues. Effective December 5.