The USDOL Arms Employees With a New Timekeeping App

First there was the “We Can Help” program. Then there was the hiring of 250 new Wage & Hour investigators. More recently there has been the “Bridge to Justice” program which matches people who file complaints with plaintiffs attorneys. Now the US Department of Labor has released a smart phone application that allows employees to …

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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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Do Cuts to the USDOL Budget Mean Fewer People Knocking on Your Door?

If you have been watching the news, listening to the radio, or paying attention to the Internet you know that there is a big process going on in Congress and the White House to cut the budget, rein in spending and funding the government. (If you have not been watching this you may be surprised by …

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FLSA Scenarios: How Well Do You Know the Law?

This past week I had an opportunity to attend an Employment Law seminar conducted by the law firm of Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP. I have been a couple of times before and last year did a post about the session, Lessons in Ignorance: The Intersection of FMLA and Workers’ Comp. What I like about …

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