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Beware of Worker Misclassification with Subcontractors

Have you been incorrectly classified as a contractor? If you work in the construction industry for subcontractors either by taking on jobs when they need you or working full-time, beware of how they classify you. The job title they assign you could mean less money in your pocket and if you are misclassified as an …

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Cheerleaders gaining more employment law protections

A bill is on its way to the California governor’s desk that would classify football and basketball cheerleaders as employees and require their teams to pay them at least minimum wage. The bill would also require overtime pay and sick leave for professional cheerleaders in California. The bill was pitched by a former college cheerleader …

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Facebook improves benefits for its contractors

Facebook recently announced improved benefits for its contractors and vendors in the United States, including a $15 minimum wage, a minimum of 15 paid days off for holidays, sick time and vacation — and for workers who don’t get paid parental leave, a $4,000 new child benefit. In a news release, the company’s Chief Operating …

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5 Ways to Avoid Hurting Your Damage Claims

For the most part, damages in employment lawsuits are awarded by juries. Juries are comprised of people. People have opinions and these opinions influence their decisions when it comes to damage awards. Jury instructions read by a Judge provide parameters parameters and the amount to be awarded may be suggested through evidence of lost wages, …

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Balancing Work with Treatment a Possibility for Cancer Patients

Often a diagnosis like cancer leads people to quit their jobs to focus on their health. But sometimes, cancer handled more like a chronic illness. According to an article in U.S. News & World Report, there are more than 13 million cancer survivors in the United States. Some deal with lingering medical issues. And while …

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Cuomo Takes on Wage Theft

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is making waves in nail salons throughout the Empire State by creating a multi-task force to investigate allegations of wage theft and unhealthy working conditions at nail salons. The War Against Unhealthy and Underpaid Working Conditions Nail salons are notorious for the noxious chemicals they use and workers are exposed …

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Hillsborough County Wage Theft

Wage theft is a major problem in Hillsborough County – far worse than other parts of Florida, according to a recent report in the Tampa Bay Times. Wage theft is an illegal practice that happens when employers withhold employees’ earnings – whether it is regular pay, overtime, or benefits. Hillsborough County Commissioners on Wednesday discussed …

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Fighting to Get Unpaid Wages

Wage theft is a growing problem in Florida.The industries that are the backbone of the Florida economy – tourism, construction, hospitality, and retail trade – are some of the most affected with the highest number of incidents reported. Wage theft, or unpaid wages, comes in a multitude of categories including unpaid overtime; non-adherence to minimum …

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Wage and Hour Violations

Wage and hour violations are generally more complex than a worker who is eligible for minimum wage and doesn’t receive it. There are all sorts of intricacies within the law that contribute to unpaid wages. Here are a few scenarios of wage and hour violations: Misclassification of Exempt and Non-Exempt Sometimes this is done through …

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What You Need to Know About Florida Wage and Hour Laws

While our country’s maternity and paternity leave may not be as generous as other nations around the world, our workers are afforded minimum decencies and rights that many do not receive. There are laws in place to combat workplace discrimination and wrongful termination. There are also safeguards that allow employees to petition for unpaid wages. …

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