Posted by Ralph Lusher III on 1/23/2021

On Jan. 7, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its final rules for determining whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rules take effect on Mar. 8, 2021. The rules are important because businesses and organizations must comply with the wage and hour provisions of FLSA for employees but not for independent contractors. Although school districts do not routinely deal with the scenario of questioning whether someone is an employee or independent contractor, it does come up on occasion.

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Posted by Van D. Keating on 9/27/2019

On Sept. 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final rule regarding changes to the salary thresholds for employee exemptions from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). DOL estimates that these changes will make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay.

Posted by Megan E. Greulich on 4/26/2019

On April 16, the Ohio Attorney General (AG) released 2019 Ohio Atty.Gen.Ops. No. 2019-014

Posted by Sara C. Clark on 12/7/2018

Did you know that OSBA’s division of legal services provides many resources to school board members in the area of employment law?