FLSA issues for 2018

As we enter into a new calendar year there are a lot of Department of Labor issues employers should be concerned with in handling employees. I am not going to cover all of them, but I do want to talk about several. Employee classification One of the biggest issues of 2017 will continue to be …

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Uber and the issue of on-call time

If you have read my blog before you know I have written about the woes of Uber in the past. They are the standard bearer for the “gig” economy. However, a number of people who could not abide by the being independent contractors have sued to be considered “employees” rather than independent contractors.Numerous suits have …

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Other implications of misclassifying employees

When you read stories about employee misclassification most people have a tendency to think exempt vs nonexempt. Generally this kind of reclassification means an employee will now be eligible for overtime compensation and any back pay that may be due. But what happens when the employee has been classified as an independent contractor vs employee? …

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From the Archive: Wage and Hour lawsuits are on the rise and costly

With the changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act due at anytime now, I thought while I was away this week I would rerun this post.  If you have had the misfortune to be at home during the week and you watched daytime television you have seen the many commercials for attorneys advertising their services. …

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40 Big reasons you want to have your wage & hour issues in order

  It is no secret that the Obama administration has made wage and hour issues key on their platform. The President’s edict to the Department of Labor to rewrite the Fair Labor Standards Act in order to expand the number of people eligible for overtime is the most recent. Announcements from the USDOL about requiring …

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Independent Contractor Problems May Arise With Current Employees

Independent contractors that have been improperly classified as such can cause alot of tax and FLSA issues. I have written about the use of IC’s several times. You can find these posts here and here and here. One issue regarding independent contractors that I have not written about is the use of current employees to …

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