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From the SHRM Nextchat Blog:
2016 is shaping up to be a year of employee classification issues for employers. Between the classification problems within the gig economy and the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new overtime rules, many HR professionals’ “What keeps us up at night” list just got longer.
Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on March 16 for #Nextchat with special guest Joey Price@JVPsaid. We’ll chat about how employers can navigate the changes and challenges of employee classification.
Q1. What are the traditional hallmarks of an exempt employee and a nonexempt employee?
Q2. What factors should be considered when determining if an employee is an independent contractor or an employee?
Q3. Do you think Uber drivers should be classified as independent contractors? Why or why not?
Q4. What kind of impact will the proposed DOL overtime rule have on employers?
Q5. How will the proposed DOL overtime regulation affect employers (businesses cutting back base pay, etc.)?
Q6. How can an organization avoid misclassifying employees?
Q7. What advice do you have for employers/HR for preparing to handle the issues that will accompany the DOL’s new overtime rule?
Q8. What can HR professionals do now to protect their organizations from FLSA and other misclassification litigation?