Employment Blog

Joint Employment Under the FLSA: How to Identify It and Why It Matters
Minimum Wage

Imagine this situation: you work in a job that pays by the hour. Your typical workweek is 40 hours, with overtime pay for any time worked above 40 hours. Despite officially having one job, you’re often required to work for...

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Are Financial Advisors Entitled to Overtime Pay?
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Successful financial advisers work hard for their money, but should that money include overtime pay? Depending on the facts of a situation, a person working as a financial adviser may or may not be considered a nonexempt, hourly employee who...

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Are You an Employee or an Independent Contractor?
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Has your employer denied you benefits or overtime pay because it considers you an independent contractor? As an employee, you are entitled to certain protections under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). But many employers have reclassified employees as...

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Why Are Restaurants Sued So Often for Breaking Wage and Hour Laws?
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If you are not getting paid at least minimum wage, being paid on time, getting paid the overtime you deserve, or getting rest breaks you are entitled to, your employer may be violating state and federal laws. In most cases,...

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Dancing Around the Issue: Independent Contractor or Employee?
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If you work in the “gig economy,” have been reading our blog posts, or like to keep up with current events, you’re probably aware of the legal issue of whether a worker should be classified as an independent contractor or...

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Department of Labor Spells Out Broad Test of Whether a Worker Is an Employee
Advice, Minimum Wage

Employers are trying to compete and seeking higher profits by cutting costs. Sometimes the costs that are cut are worker salaries, which may be replaced, legitimately or not, by independent contractors. These contractors, if legitimately used to perform work, are...

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Obama Proposal Could Result in Higher Pay for Some Salaried Workers, But Don’t Hold Your Breath
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Earlier this month, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that could mean more money for those earning low salaries. The idea is to force employers to choose to raise salaries or pay employees hourly wages and...

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Uber Driver Found to Be Employee, Not Independent Contractor
Advice, Minimum Wage

The California labor commission ruled that an Uber driver is an employee, not an independent contractor, as claimed by the company. If that decision is upheld and sets a precedent for those in similar situations nationwide, it could have a...

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Au Pair Lawsuit Highlights Minimum Wage Issues
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A lawsuit in Colorado federal court could shake the legal and financial foundation of the country’s au pair program, in which women from foreign countries live with American families and help with childcare. Agencies involved in the program claim this...

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