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    Washington Report and State News Oct 25, 2022

    Comments Open for Employee or Independent Contractor Classification

    The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking comments on its proposal to modify regulations that its Wage and Hour Division uses to analyze employee or independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA. The changes are intended to make regulations more consistent with judicial precedent and the FLSA's text and purpose. Valuation firms are among the organizations affected by the proposal, as are appraisal management companies, appraisers operating under independent contractor arrangements and financial institutions. Comments are due Nov. 28.