7/30/15

Ford Quoted in Houston Chronicle Story Titled “Labor Department Takes Harder Line on Classifying Workers”

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Jackie Ford, a partner in the Houston and Columbus offices, was quoted in a Houston Chronicle story titled “Labor Department Takes Harder Line on Classifying Workers.”  The story was about the guidance recently announced by the U.S. Department of Labor's wage and hour division regarding the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  In this guidance, the DOL takes the position that most workers are employees under the FLSA’s broad definitions. 

The story states:

Jackie Ford is also juggling questions from her corporate clients. 

Ford, an employment lawyer with Vorys, Sater in Houston, is advising her clients to take another look in light of the labor directive. They need to be able to justify any  contractor decisions, she said.”

To read the entire story, visit the Houston Chronicle website. (Subscription Required).