Month: March 2021

Employee vs. Independent Contractor (Under the FLSA)

Why Employee vs. Independent Contractor is an Important Distinction Under the FLSA

Whether a worker be classified as either an employee or independent contractor (IC) is a very significant determination. In some ways, independent contractors face disadvantages relative to employees. For instance, independent contractors have to grapple with a disparate tax situation when compared with employees; they also may miss out on benefits, overtime, and other perks. …

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Right-to-Work vs. At-Will: What’s the Difference? - Freedoms of employers & employees

Right-to-Work vs. At-Will: What’s the Difference?

Plenty of workers (and employers) routinely confuse two common terms in the context of employment law: “right-to-work” and “at-will.” Many people assume that the two terms are, more or less, interchangeable; that they both refer to the freedoms of employers and employees. While there is some overlap between the two concepts, they are actually quite …

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Recordkeeping Requirements of the FLSA avoid FLSA Violations and heavy penalties

Details on the Recordkeeping Requirements of the FLSA

In the past, we’ve discussed certain topics relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is a highly important piece of federal law governing employment in the U.S. The FLSA sets forth certain requirements which must be met for certain workers, specifically “non-exempt” workers. Employers must adhere to the standards on minimum wage, recordkeeping, …

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