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Q: I RECEIVED A 1099 FROM MY EMPLOYER BECAUSE THEY SAY I AM AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. THE TAXES I NOW OWE ARE A SHOCK, AND IT DOESN’T SEEM FAIR. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK MY EMPLOYER GOT IT WRONG AND SHOULD HAVE TREATED ME AS AN EMPLOYEE, PAYING ITS SHARE OF TAXES? A:
New Ruling Favors Workers and Helps Them Recover Unpaid Overtime. Summary: A recent decision makes it easier for workers to prove that they should be classified and paid as employees instead of independent contractors. The big difference between the two – employees must be paid overtime while independent contractors do not. This case involved a
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 California Supreme Court recently released an opinion that will result in workers receiving more overtime pay in pay periods in which they work overtime and receive a flat sum bonus.  This is a very favorable ruling for workers and it applies retroactively – meaning workers can claim the back overtime they are owed
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

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