Ascensus Retirement Spotlight featured on BenefitsLink

The latest edition of Ascensus’ Retirement Spotlight, written by ERISA Retirement Attorney Jessica Reynolds, was featured in the BenefitsLink daily newsletter on January 26. The article discusses a guidance issued by the D.O.L. offering clarification on the definition of an “independent contractor.” Worker complaints and lawsuits alleging improper classification of workers are continuing and employers are spending significant time and expense defending them. The guidance, issued in July, describes the “economic realities test” developed from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to assist employers in properly classifying workers.