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What is Severance Pay and How Does it Work?

So, what is severance pay? Severance pay refers to the compensation an employee (typically an executive) receives upon departure from the company. Employees receive severance pay in one of two ways: An employment contract that requires severance pay A company policy of paying severance pay. Let’s discuss how severance pay… Read More

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Common Issues with Salaried Employees and Overtime Pay

What are the most common legal issues involving salaried employees and overtime pay? You may know that most salaried workers do not receive overtime premiums for working beyond 40 hours a week. There are, however, certain scenarios where employers misclassify their employees as not eligible for overtime pay, which violates… Read More

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Are Employees Always Entitled to Overtime Pay?

There are many situations where employers might commit mistakes or even intentionally try to deny overtime pay. This is against the law because employees must receive overtime premiums whenever their weekly work hours necessitate it. There are exceptions to overtime eligibility (exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act, “FLSA”) which… Read More

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Common Ways Bosses Avoid Paying Employees Overtime

All wage earners in America should make themselves aware of the many illegal ways bosses avoid paying employees overtime wages. While not all employers violate the wage laws, most employers have an incentive to cut corners over time and manipulate paychecks in order to save the employers money. Companies Avoid… Read More

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Am I Owed Overtime Pay as a Highly Compensated Employee?

You may be wondering, “Am I owed overtime pay even if I'm a highly compensated employee?” This is an interesting question in light of how many highly-compensated executives and managers work long and strenuous hours. Let’s take some time to explore the issues involving wages for a highly compensated employee.… Read More

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Qualities to Look for in a Wage and Overtime Attorney

Employees likely must hire a wage and hour attorney to collect unpaid wages including overtime from their employers.  Employers will rarely voluntarily pay employees for all unpaid wages once employees find out their employers have not paid the legally correct wages.  Employees should choose their wage and hour attorneys carefully. … Read More

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Why You Should Never Work Off the Clock

There are a lot of reasons why you should never work off the clock without payment for the time you work. All of these reasons are about protecting you from working without pay. A lot of people do work hours including overtime without compensation. But, these people should not include… Read More

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Unpaid Overtime: Is it Always Illegal?

Employers will try to get by without paying overtime. However, most of the time, it is illegal. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but you will likely know if you are not legally entitled to overtime. (more…) Read More