By Tod C. Gurney | Published May 27, 2016 | | |
There is sometimes a perception abroad that Americans do not take sufficient time off of work, and that we are more focused on the “almighty dollar” than on enjoying the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness granted to us by our founding documents. Given some countries’ liberal leave policies, it is not a mystery as Read MoreRead More
You may be wondering if your employees are exempt from overtime. Few employees meet the qualifications for these exemptions, but they do exist. Here, we will cover the overtime exemptions in California to help you decide if your employees are covered. With employment law, it is better to be safe than sorry, and if you Read MoreRead More
Recent news stories about the recycling industry reported that it can be rife with wage and hour violations. Whether it is the nature of the work done by employees, or the relative newcomer status of the industry, employers of all types and sizes must treat their employees fairly. This means that they must pay workers Read MoreRead More
Some may say that 2015 was the year of the independent contractor, given the surprising increase in the use by employers of these workers rather than hiring full time employees. This year may be the one in which you determine whether you are on the side that sees this trend as providing more options and Read MoreRead More
The answer to the above question may surprise many who are not involved in the day to day operation of a large trucking company. Those who engage in business on both sides often think of overtime as another type of expense that can be leveraged and used as needed to gain more or less work Read MoreRead More
Professionals in the medical industry and legal world typically do not qualify for the same protections as workers in other areas, as these professions have not been historically plagued by the levels of unfair wages and overtime abuse. However, blanket exemptions from the protections of the law tend to leave some workers in the affected Read MoreRead More
In recent years the labor market has experienced a large influx of independence, both for employers and workers, through the increase in use of contract workers. Many individuals who were negatively impacted by the economic downturn caused by the housing bubble were reluctant to place their trust in another corporate entity by binding themselves to Read MoreRead More
The superstore giant Walmart is facing a class action lawsuit in Alameda County under the allegation that the retailer has been engaging inwage theft with its employees. According to the complaint filed in Alameda County Superior Court, the company has been using “assistant store managers” to do the same work as lower level employees in Read MoreRead More
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