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  • Overtime and How It Is Calculated
      by HG.org

    Certain employees are entitled to overtime pay. Federal and state laws dictate how this time is to be calculated when it is available.

  • Fired for Requesting FMLA Leave – Do I Have a Case?
      by HG.org

    The Family and Medical Leave Act permits someone to take a leave of absence from a company to take care of family or when there is an extended medical problem with the employee. Those that work at the company are protected from discrimination, being passed over for promotion, discipline actions, being laid off and termination when using FMLA.

  • Employer Claims I Am an Independent Contractor but I Never Signed Paperwork
      by HG.org

    Employers often hire independent contractors to perform work that is similar to the work employees perform. However, there are several advantages to employers hiring independent contractors, including not having to collect and pay payroll taxes for independent contractors. Employers withhold income tax, Social Security and Medicare tax from employee wages.

  • Expert Witness on Failure to Supervise Principles
      by HG.org

    The failure of supervision in upholding certain professional principles is an important aspect that may require more research and management. An expert witness’ testimony may assist the case when these principles are the subject of a license or professional review where the person affected could lose his or her ability to retain his or her career.

  • Earned Commissions: Getting Paid after Termination
      by HG.org

    Many employees expect to be paid their final wages on their last day of work or at their regular pay period. However, commission payments are often made on a different schedule. There may also be conflict about whether a commission was fully earned or not. When commissions must be paid depends on a number of factors, including the work that the employee performed before termination, the commission agreement and state wage laws.

  • Employer Claims I Am an Independent Contractor but I Never Signed Paperwork
      by HG.org

    Employers often hire independent contractors to perform work that is similar to the work employees perform. However, there are several advantages to employers hiring independent contractors, including not having to collect and pay payroll taxes for independent contractors. Employers withhold income tax, Social Security and Medicare tax from employee wages.

  • Employment Laws You Must Understand if You Have a Small Business
      by HG.org

    Small businesses are a great option for many individuals who want to be their own bosses and harness their creative energies. However, owning your own business comes with great responsibility. Many small businesses must comply with a number of federal, state and local employment laws when they hire staff to assist them in fulfilling their dreams.

  • What You Need to Know Before Signing Employment Documents
      by HG.org

    When becoming an employee with a company, it is vital that the employment documents are reviewed carefully by the person as well as a legal professional. Some paperwork could lock the worker or professional into terms he or she is not willing to keep for years, and some conditions restrict the ability to seek additional compensation or employment away from the company.

  • Terminated for Medical Disability: Is It Wrongful Termination or Discrimination?
      by HG.org

    Being terminated due to a disability may be unlawful and could lead to a civil suit against the employer. The circumstances of the termination, the disability and the employee are crucial in understanding if there is a case to pursue against the company when being fired.

  • What Topics Should an Employee Handbook Cover?
      by HG.org

    An employee handbook should include various topics to ensure the person hired is aware of numerous concerns at the jobsite as well as employee-related matters. This may include details of the hire, the job itself and similar items so the person understands what he or she is dealing with, and there is often a section to sign the handbook which may constitute the document as a contract.


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