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Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid


But it’s still your responsibility to know which federal, state and local labor laws apply to you and to stay in compliance with them. Federal law doesn’t require you to give your employees meal or 15-minute breaks. But that doesn’t mean your workers aren’t entitled to breaks under the laws of your state. Even if an employee leaves your company on poor terms, you have to give him or her that last paycheck — to not do so is wage theft.

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Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

Financial Remuneration Laws Including Minimum Wage. While the federal minimum wage remains $7.25, many states have successfully drafted and passed their own legislation on acceptable minimum wages. At the beginning of 2020, 21 states raised their minimum wages.

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Don’t Believe “The Big ‘At Will’ Lie”: 117 Reasons an “At Will” Employee Cannot Be Fired, and There’s Plenty More

Sklover Working Wisdom

In like fashion, the law says, in effect, to people who want to be employers, “There are certain rules you must follow if you want to get into an employment relation, including (a) the legal obligation to pay at least a minimum hourly wage, (b) the legal obligation to provide a safe workplace, (c) the legal obligation to provide workerscompensation insurance, and (d) the legal obligation to pay overtime to that employee, among others.

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Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”

Sklover Working Wisdom

federal law, permits employees in companies with 50+ employees to take an unpaid leave of absence for up to 12 weeks. During Your FMLA Leave of Absence – SEEK WORKERS COMPENSATION? If this seems a potential step for you, before communicating with HR on this, first consult an experienced Workers Compensation attorney licensed in your locale. Bear in mind that Workers Compensation may not be a good idea if your injuries are primarily emotional.

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“What is Joint Employer Liability?” Many Workers Have Two Employers, But Don’t Know It

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : If you are a “contract,” temporary, “contingent,” seasonal, “leased,” “outsource,” or “independent” worker, in the eyes of the law you may well be an employee and, what may seem odd to some people, of two companies. But, somehow, they do not get unemployment insurance, Social Security benefits, or protected leaves of absence that all employees are entitled to under the federal Family Medical Leave Act. The degree to which the company supervised the worker; and.

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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

For certain occupations, state and federal laws sometimes dictate which of the two working relations you can be. Employers are also required to make contributions for employees’ federal Medicare and state-required minimum disability coverage. One important difference is that the federal and state discrimination laws protect employees, but they do not protect independent contractors.

“I experienced workplace violence, left early, and was suspended.

Sklover Working Wisdom

That could cause a problem. • Perhaps the General Manager and your direct Supervisor had to, because of federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) regulations, have a person of your gender examine you for any signs of physical injuries, but you had already left the premises. If you have an injury, you have a right under Arizona law to file a WorkersCompensation claim for any medical costs and any lost income. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G.

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