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The Labor & Employment Blog provides employers with breaking news, insights, and legal analysis on the wide range of labor and employment issues facing employers.  While the Blog provides a general summary of regulation updates, it is not intended to be, and should not be relied upon as, legal advice.  The labor & employment attorneys at Chamberlain Hrdlicka stand ready to counsel employers on the issues they face.

Annette Idalski, National Chair, Labor & Employment
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Larry Carbo, Shareholder
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Diana Perez Gomez, Shareholder
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Julie Offerman, Shareholder
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Kellen Scott, Shareholder
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Leslie Tan, Senior Counsel
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Brian Smith, Associate
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Ray Abilmouna, Associate
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Joshua Smith, Associate
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  • Posts by Brian A. Smith
    Senior Associate

    Brian Smith is a senior associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group in Houston. He defends employers in federal and state courts, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings involving alleged wage and hour ...

In an article published in Bloomberg Law on November 4, 2020, Chamberlain Hrdlicka Atlanta-based Shareholder Annette Idalski, Counsel Kaitlin Lammers and Associate Brian Smith discuss the Department of Labor’s recently proposed rule that clarifies when employers can classify workers as independent contractors and explains how the DOL lowered the bar for businesses to classify independent contractors.

“The Department of Labor’s Sept. 22 proposed rule offering clarification on when a worker is deemed an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act is ...