It looks like it could be a very Happy New Year for nearly 1.5 million workers come January 1, 2020. On September 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) released its final overtime rule which calls for a significant – though not as significant as originally proposed under the Obama administration – increase to the minimum salary threshold for overtime eligibility.
The internet continues to change the workplace landscape – most recently, in the form of more non-traditional career opportunities or a gig economy. What is this gig economy, you ask? The term “gig economy” refers to the growing business practice of hiring independent contractors and short term-workers to do small, part-time jobs, which are often done remotely.