Employers classify their workers into two classes - employees or independent contractors. There are a lot of legal differences between an employee and an independent contractor. Sometimes, an employer may misclassify workers for various reasons. The main one is to cut...
Wage And Hour Claims
Your employment classification affects your rights as a worker. Do you know what impact a misclassification can have on your rights? If you look at the paycheck of an independent contractor (IC) and an hourly or salaried employee, you'll notice one primary difference...
When the economy dipped in 2009 and 2010, many municipal workers in New York City were still given wage increases. Teachers didn’t receive that same wage increase. Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of the city then, opted to withhold the increase from teachers. The...
Someone has been stealing your tips. It’s not a co-worker. It’s not a customer. It’s your boss. It happens. Employers often feel entitled to tips because they own the business and really think of all money coming into that business as “their” money. They never think...
More workers in New York will be eligible for overtime payments under a Labor Department rule revision scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Previously, the salary threshold required to consider a worker "exempt" from the provisions of the National Labor...
Construction companies in New York are required to pay workers on public projects a predetermined hourly rate. This prevailing wage is set by local authorities, and in New York City, it is established by the Office of the City Comptroller. Failing to pay the...
You may not have paid attention to changes made to the basic salary threshold by the New York Department of Labor in Dec. 2016. Perhaps that was because it didn't affect you in 2017. Now that it's a new year, your employment status may have changed, and you may now be...
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