Employment Law

Who Gets Paid Overtime?

Federal Law: Fair Labor Standards Act The majority of employees are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, genuine managerial or supervisor employees may be exempt (ie not entitled to overtime pay). Regular employees must be paid overtime for each hour they work over 40 in[…]

Employee or Independent Contractor? The Difference & Why it Matters

There are often significant benefits to employers to classifying workers as independent contractors. Employers are not required to provide benefits like health insurance and retirement plans to independent contractors, nor do they incur payroll taxes on wages paid to these workers. Employers avoid paying workers’ compensation obligations and overtime liability[…]