Q:  IF YOUR EMPLOYER GIVES YOU A CHECK FOR UNPAID BACK OVERTIME AND A RELEASE TO SIGN – HOW DO YOU KNOW IF IT IS FAIR?   A:  YOU DON’T KNOW IF IT IS FAIR UNLESS YOU CONSULT WITH AN OVERTIME PAY RIGHTS ATTORNEY WHO REPRESENTS WORKERS, NOT EMPLOYERS.  What Is the PAID program? The
The Colorado Wage Order is the state minimum wage and overtime law. There are several types of employees that are not subject to the Wage Order. These “exempt” employees include: executive/supervisor, administrative, and professional employees outside sales employees elected officials and members of their staff companions, casual babysitters, and domestic employees employed by households or
In short, the answer to the question WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN WHEN YOUR JOB IS BEING “RECLASSIFIED” is often: 1) Your employer has decided that it has improperly been classifying you as “exempt” and not entitled to overtime pay when it should have been classifying you as “non-exempt” and paying you time and a
There are significant differences in being classified as an “independent contractor” rather than an “employee.” One important difference is that The Fair Labor Standards Act the federal law that requires minimum wage and overtime pay only applies to employees. Independent contractors are not covered. This means that independent contractors do not have to be paid
In another attempt to undo worker friendly Obama administration labor rules, the Trump Labor Department, along with restaurant industry groups, is now proposing a wage law change that could result in employers having the ability to legally keep some or all of the tips left by customers.  This change to overtime pay laws could take
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