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Can an Employer Make You Sign an Independent Contractor Agreement?

The classification of an independent contractor versus a regular employee has been the root of many workplace arguments and lawsuits. After all, employees have the luxury of minimum wage and overtime pay as well as breaks, paid leave, insurance, and other employee benefits. In addition, the workplace laws such a… Read More

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What is Wage Theft and How to Know If You’ve Been a Victim?

Wage theft occurs when employers withhold wages owed to workers. It is an unscrupulous practice that costs plenty of Americans billions of dollars every year. Despite this, employers are rarely penalized and any penalties that employers do receive amount to only a very small portion of the wages actually due… Read More

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How an Attorney Can Enforce Your Wage Rights?

Federal and state laws govern the payment of wages to employees. Each set of rules is broad and the interplay between these rules can be complex. For example, if your employer has not paid you your full salary, you may be entitled to penalties, and in most situations, attorney’s fees… Read More

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Should I Be Concerned About a Severance Agreement?

It is rarely a good thing when you’re asked to meet your boss in the conference room in the presence of the head of the human resources department. Chances are you’re on your way out. While the experience can certainly be distressing, you still need to act reasonably professional. Do… Read More

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Yes, You Can File an Overtime Pay Case Without Time Records

Unpaid overtime or off-the-clock work occurs when employers require employees to work when they are not clocked into the employers’ timekeeping system. Federal and state wage and hour laws require employers to pay covered employees for all hours worked including one and one-half times their regular rate for any hours… Read More

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What You Should Do if Your Employer is not Paying You Minimum Wage

You may believe that you do not have much say when it comes to how much you are making because your employer sets your pay. But, no matter how much authority your employer has, the employer must still pay at least minimum wage. (more…) Read More

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Have You Been Denied Overtime Pay? Follow these Steps

On the surface, overtime pay appears to be an easy topic to understand. After all, overtime seems to be as straightforward as any labor practice can get: you typically get paid at least one and one-half times your regular rate of pay for all the hours that you have worked… Read More

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Can I Recover Overtime Pay as a Salaried Employee?

Yes, salaried employees are eligible to receive overtime pay much like how employees who work hourly are. Placing an employee on salary would not exclude him or her from receiving overtime payments for extra hours worked over forty (40) hours per week. However, salaried employees can get exempted from getting… Read More