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K&L Gates Triage: Independent Contractors: DOL’s Withdrawal of Guidance

Date: 20 July 2017

This episode discusses the U.S. Department of Labor’s recent decision to withdraw agency guidance on independent contractors in June 2017. It also addresses relevant case law from 2010 and 2015 in which courts held that staffing agencies in the health care industry were liable for unpaid wages, interest and penalties because certain nurses were deemed to be employees, rather than independent contractors, of such agencies. The episode also provides some practical considerations for organizations determining whether to maintain independent contractor relationships in light of the current legal and regulatory framework.

About Triage
Triage: Rapid Legal Lessons for Busy Health Care Professionals has been created by K&L Gates to convey information about developments in health law through short, three to five minute podcasts.

If you work in the health care industry, you have grown accustomed to frequent changes in laws and regulations. On some days, it may seem like an insurmountable task to keep up with every change, especially as a new presidential administration and new policies take shape.

The K&L Gates Health Care Practice will regularly create Triage podcasts to help you learn about the latest developments in health law. Our lawyers will identify the most important changes and analyze the impact of these changes on our clients.

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