Common Types of Wage Theft

Wage theft is a very real problem for a number of workers across the country. Not getting paid for the exact number of hours worked in a week is both frustrating and illegal. Most common among service industry and shift workers, wage theft refers to various infractions that result in workers not receiving their legally>> Read More

Five Overtime Misconceptions That Could Cost You

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 granted overtime wages for certain employees, yet many who may qualify have misconceptions about overtime. Below are five common misconceptions surrounding overtime, as well as the facts. 1. Those in Professional Positions Do Not Qualify Job titles do not indicate whether an employee is eligible for overtime. Only>> Read More

Understanding Employee Vacation Benefits

As much as we all would like to think that we have a right to vacation benefits, we dont. Paid time off is actually a benefit that employers choose to provide to their employees. Because of this they have control over what their vacation benefits policy looks like, though, there are state and federal labor>> Read More

Labor Department Aims to Clarify Worker Classifications

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued guidance for classifying employees and contact workers. Though the interpretation does not change the law, it does provide clarification for employers when it comes to determining how to classify workers. Worker misclassification is a growing problem across the country, and one that many employers use to cut>> Read More