Veterans Rights: What Employees Need to Know
If your employer has at least one employee, then the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (âUSERRAâ) applies.Â USERRA prohibits employment discrimination against a person on the basis of past military service, current military obligations, or intent to serve. … Continue reading
White House Increase Overtime Eligibility by Large Numbers
Starting December 1, 2016, if you earn less than $47,476.00 per year in salary you will be entitled to overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a work week. Currently, employees who are bona fide administrative, executive or professional … Continue reading
Are you an Employee or an Independent Contractor?
You sign a contract with a company and the contract states at the top that it is an âIndependent Contractorâs Agreementâ.Â It spells out how are will get paid, where you are going to work and what you are going … Continue reading
Prevailing Party Attorney Fee
Being Owed Money Doesnât Always Mean You Can Get It All or âWhy to include a âPrevailing Attorney Fee Clause in Your Contractâ I often have clients who have good cases where they are owed money for work they performed.Â … Continue reading
Age Discrimination Case That The Company Could Never Win
As weâve written before on this site, age discrimination is a difficult claim to prove.Â It is difficult because age has to be, essentially, the sole reason that the employee was terminated.Â Employers donât usually say, âwe have to let … Continue reading
Overtime for working from home
Are you entitled to Overtime for working from home even though your employer has a âno overtimeâ policy? This was the question presented by a recent case we handled and successfully resolved.Â There are any number of jobs that require … Continue reading
Are you really an Independent Contractor?
Recently the U.S. Department of Labor (âDOLâ) released an information document which is designed to clarify the rules surrounding the sometimes confusing distinction between independent contractors and employees.Â Some employers attempt to categorize employees as independent contractors to avoid paying … Continue reading
New Rules for Overtime
New Rules for Overtime Are Coming ant It’s Good News for Middle Mangers Earning Less than the Poverty Rate but Not Entitled to Overtime. In the very near future, the Department of Labor is expected to release new regulations increasing … Continue reading
Forced to Sign Arbitration Agreements?
Potential Help Coming For EmployeesÂ Forced to Sign Arbitration Agreements When most people are hired they are told to go to see someone in HR who gives them a packet of papers to sign, including tax forms, acknowledgement of receipt of … Continue reading
St. Petersburg Wage Theft Ordinance
St. Pete is the first city in Florida to pass ordinance to combat wage theft BY STEVEN GIRARDI Tribune staff Published: April 16, 2015 ST. PETERSBURG â Workers in the city who have been cheated out their wages or underpaid … Continue reading