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Employers: Do Not Dock Workers’ Pay When They Take Short Breaks

By | February 26th, 2018|Categories: Wage & Hour|Tags: , , , , , |

We like to bring employers simple tips that can head off problems before they start.  Here's one that comes from a recent decision from the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and (yes) the Virgin Islands.  The tip is this: do not dock workers' pay for taking short rest [...]

Are Insurance Agents Employees or Independent Contractors

By | June 26th, 2009|Categories: Wage & Hour|Tags: , , , |

A recurring problem in wage and hour law is trying to distinguish between employees, who are are protected by the law, and independent contractors, who are not.  The issue has arisen again, this time in the form of a class action filed in California against Northwestern Mutual Insurance.  As reported by the National Law Journal, [...]

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