Are you an Independent Contractor or Really an Employee Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Many Employers in Industries Such as Medicine, Mental Health, Construction, Transportation, and Finance Owe Overtime to Misclassified “Independent Contractors” Some employers call them “Independent Contractors,” and in some industries, they call them “Per Diem,” or “Field Workers,”– but the result is always the same: Workers putting in long hours and not receiving time-and-a-half wages for …Read More

Posted by Alan Quiles on May 5, 2019. Filed under Uncategorized. Comments Off on Are you an Independent Contractor or Really an Employee Entitled to Overtime Pay?

A National Retailer Settles a $45 Million Massive Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

Family Dollar paid $45 million to settle claims that the retailer paid men more than women for doing the same work. The lawsuit claimed that Family Dollar violated the Equal Pay Act because it allegedly favored men over women regarding their pay. These cases are more common than one would think. Studies have shown that …Read More

Posted by Michael Palitz on December 18, 2018. Filed under Uncategorized. Comments Off on A National Retailer Settles a $45 Million Massive Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

13 States, Including Florida Raise Pay for Minimum-wage Workers

On January 1, 2014, the minimum wage for employees working in Florida rose to $7.93 per hour, a 14 cent increase.  Also effective on January 1, 2014, “tipped employees” in Florida who otherwise meet eligibility requirements for the tip credit under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must be paid a direct cash wage …Read More

Posted by Christine M. Duignan on January 2, 2014. Filed under Uncategorized. Comments Off on 13 States, Including Florida Raise Pay for Minimum-wage Workers