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Under FLSA You’re Probably an Employee, not an Independent Contractor

What’s the Law? Are You an Independent Contractor or Employee? It’s estimated that by 2020, 40 percent of the U.S. labor force will be freelancing. With freelancing and independent contractor status comes a world of freedoms for the employee, but this might also trigger employment law issues and violations of your rights. According to the …

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Have You Signed Your Employee Rights Away

Protect Your Employee Rights Before Entering into Arbitration There’s a disturbing trend occurring with employee rights. Employees are signing away their rights to a court hearing in favor of arbitration, largely because they don’t understand the ramifications of doing so. Have you signed away your employee rights? Here’s what that could mean: What is Arbitration? …

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Have you Been 1099d? Issues with Employee Misclassification Continue to Grow

Federal authorities work to curb growing problem of employee misclassification The United States is undergoing a shift in the way business operates. Some call it the rise of the “1099 economy,” named for the tax form freelancers receive. Instead of classifying their workers as traditional “employees,” companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Homejoy have classified …

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Putting Employees in the Driver’s Seat

Uber and the Battle over Contractors One of the biggest questions in employment law currently is the difference between an employee and a contractor. It’s an important question for many companies because it determines employee benefits and protections. Often the hiring of independent contractors saves companies an enormous amount of money because they don’t have …

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10 Things You Want to Know Before Hiring an Employment Lawyer

If you think you need an employment lawyer, there are several things you should think about before hiring one. Employment lawyers, and their skills in representing you, are not all equal. Some are more tenacious than others. Some are more experienced. Take the time to speak with several of them and ask the following: How …

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I Just Got Fired. Now What?

Getting terminated from a job is very stressful. Not only do you have financial concerns but your pride suffers as well. It hurts to be told, “this just isn’t working out”. While Florida is an at-will state, and you can be fired at any time, there are several reasons employers can’t fire you. Knowing these …

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What Can I Do if My Employer Violates My Employment Contract?

If you have an agreement with your employer – written or verbal (albeit verbal is harder to prove) – that has been broken, you have several courses of action. If the employment/employee contract is a union contract, speak with your union representative first. If not, then you can: Speak with the Human Resources Department While …

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Fired for Refusing to Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

You May Have a Wrongful Termination Case. Employers institute non-compete agreements for a variety of reasons, mainly to prohibit employees with critical information on the company to take clients or ideas to competitors. Agreements can be narrow in prohibiting only direct pilfering of clients, research, and employees or extremely broad in prohibiting employees from working …

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LinkedIn Forced to Pay Nearly $6 Million in Unpaid Wages

Employment law is difficult to understand without a legal background. It used to be believed that hourly employees received overtime for anything worked over 40 hours, while salaried employees were at the mercy of their employer receiving a flat salary regardless of how many hours they worked. Employment law is not that simple and mistakes …

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What rights do I have as a salaried employee?

As a salaried employee, you may be working harder than you have to. There’s a common misconception that salaried pay covers overtime. However, this is not the case for all salaried workers, and some employers aren’t quick to set the record straight. Discover your rights as a salaried worker and what you can do to …

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