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Case Update: Parrish v. Premier Directional Drilling, L.P., 917 F.3d 369 (5th Cir. 2019)

By |2019-04-11T11:09:30-05:00April 11, 2019|

The preference to hire independent contractors instead of employees has become more common in many industries, as the line that divides employees and independent contractors has continued to blur.  In a suit brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the U.S. Fifth Circuit recently provided guidance on the distinction between “employee” and “independent contractor” by underscoring the importance of the workers’ economic independence.