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Importance of Employee Classification

  Businesses often classify their workers with insufficient regard of governmental and court standards.  The distinction between a worker being classified as an employee or as an independent contractor can substantially change what benefits the worker is eligible to receive (such as overtime and unemployment). Misclassification of employees could result in lawsuits filed against a Read More

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Any Changes to DOL Overtime Regulations Remain Up in the Air

The Department of Labor battled it out in federal court over overtime pay regulations that were supposed to go into effect in December 2016. Attorney Keith Leonard explains how the regulations were stalled nationwide before they took effect after a ruling in Texas federal court in his ACtion Magazine column.  The full column, including the steps Read More

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Grammatical Errors Can Be Costly in Contracts

When is a comma not just a matter of punctuation? When a missing comma in a law allows employees to gain overtime pay. Pursuant to Maine law, employees are exempt from overtime pay if their jobs involve the “canning, processing, preserving, freezing, drying, marketing, storing, packing for shipment or distribution of” certain food products. Drivers Read More

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Help Comprehending New Overtime Pay Regulations

The new overtime pay regulations go into effect as of December 1, 2016. Employers must be aware of the requirements under these regulations and take the necessary steps to avoid violating them. Employees should also make themselves aware of the regulations because their eligibility for overtime compensation may change as of December 1st. The regulations Read More

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Expert Assistance Complying with new Department of Labor Regulations

The Department of Labor issued new rules in May that update the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the law which guarantees a minimum wage and overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees. The new regulations, which will go into effect on December 1, 2016, increase the salary threshold indicating eligibility for Read More

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