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The Difference Between Termination Pay and Severance Pay

What is the difference between termination pay and severance pay? These terms have distinct meanings, so we prefer not to use them interchangeably though many do. We’ll show why American law sticks with the term “severance” rather than “termination.” Finally, we’ll explain why you should hire an attorney, like Rowdy… Read More

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How Will My Severance Pay Be Calculated?

How will my severance pay be calculated? That’s a question we get from highly compensated individuals and other employees who are being laid off, who want to know what things will be like if they lose their position following corporate downsizing. It’s one of the primary reasons every employee should… Read More

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How Soon After My Job Ends Do I Have to be Paid?

How soon after my job ends must I receive pay? Many folks wonder this when they find themselves unemployed, be it from involuntary dismissal, corporate layoffs, resignation, or other circumstances. The short answer is: it depends on your state of residence, and whether you quit or were fired. We’ll try… Read More

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Do I Get Paid For Unauthorized Overtime?

What is “unauthorized overtime,” and do employees get paid for it? Well, the short answer is always “yes,” you should receive compensation for any overtime you work. Anything else is illegal and unethical. In this post, we will discuss “unauthorized” overtime within the framework of employment law. What is Unauthorized… Read More

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The Difference Between Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees

One of the most important concepts in employment law involves the distinction between exempt and non-exempt employees. It pertains to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state minimum wage and overtime laws, which govern how employees receive compensation based on the number of hours they work. In short, if… Read More

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How To Negotiate Your Severance Pay

Today, we discuss how to negotiate your severance pay. This is a fascinating topic because it’s an issue not covered in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which governs most anything else related to wages. Any rules governing severance pay exist due to an employee’s employment contract, or the employer’s… Read More

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Does My Employer Have To Pay Me More For Overtime Work?

Are there ever circumstances where an employer doesn’t have to pay you for overtime work? Yes, but only if your job is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Some salaried positions fit this distinction, but most hourly wage jobs and many “salaried” jobs do not.… Read More

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What Happens To My Unpaid Wages If My Employer Files For Bankruptcy?

How does one collect unpaid wages when an employer goes bankrupt? When the economy struggles and businesses fail, this is a problem any worker might face. It often involves losing one’s job and income simply because a business is insolvent, often from nobody’s fault. Thankfully, there are ways to collect… Read More