How Much Should Workers Know About Classification Decisions?
A Department of Labor proposal to educate employees on their rights could open up companies' classification decisions to scrutiny by workers and the courts. Companies may have to reveal more about their decisions regarding why some workers are given more rights than others under a proposal the Department of Labor is considering.
The proposed regulation is just one of many circulating in Washington that aim to get a handle on how companies classify their workers and whether they are wrongly excluding some employees from benefits they should be receiving. Labor's proposal has not yet been revealed, but it will likely require companies to record their analysis for exempting employees from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and share that data with those workers.