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- Employee or Independent Contractor?
The Federal District Court for the District of Maryland recently determined in Braxton v. El Dorado Lounge, ELH-15-3661 (Oct. 27, 2017), that exotic dancers are employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Maryland's state law version, the Maryland Wage and Hour Law.
- Unlicensed Construction Contractors in California - Their Hiring, Non-Payment, and Liability Risks
California has a strict law that prohibits using an unlicensed contractor to complete construction work. Property owners face consequences of using a contractor who is unlicensed. Likewise, the contractor also faces stiff consequences.
- Steps to Take If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied
If you have been injured at work, your employer’s Workers’ Compensation plan will cover the costs associated with your injury.
- Workers Without Paid Sick Leave Suffer Mental Distress
Only seven states currently require employers to provide workers with paid sick leave.
- Overtime and How It Is Calculated
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?
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.
- Can Kaepernick Prove Collusion by the NFL?
Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL for colluding to prevent him from being hired by any team. This collusion grievance allegedly stems from the protests that Kaepernick initiated during his last season with the 49ers. Despite becoming a free agent with an enviable record at the end of the 2016-2017season, he has yet to be recruited by any NFL teams and believes it is because they are actively avoiding hiring him.
- Minors Which May Legally Sign a Contract
Minors sign contracts occasionally, but these situations cause severe complications for a business if the employer is not family. However, there are certain instances where a minor is permitted to become involved in contractual obligations as if he or she were an adult facing the same choices.
- Can a Minor Start a Non-Profit Organization Legally?
Minors have taken part in creating businesses, organizations and churches, and starting a non-profit is not much of a reach for someone under legal age. However, there are often only certain situations that permit the teen to take part in creating a new organization that is legally a non-profit, and these may change over time.
- The Problem with Minors Signing Contracts
A minor is not permitted to enter into a legal contract for any reason, and this causes severe complications for a business owner when the individual is not of legal age. However, there are certain situations that are exempt from these problems in placing the teen in a place of business through a family company or when creating a new business.