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Rhea Lana, Inc. v. Department of Labor

Consignment business that sells kids’ clothing relies on parents to help set up the sales. In exchange, they get first pick of the merchandise. Labor Department sends a letter informing business that the parent “volunteers,” who work one or two days a year, are actually employees. So start paying them or else. D.C. Circuit: Indeed. The volunteers look enough like employees to us. Concurrence: Probably should’ve called ’em independent contractors.


Tags: 2019, D.C. Circuit, DOL, Labor Law

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