Employment Law Mistake: Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors

/cdklawyers.com// 12/24/2011 In these tough economic times, many companies attempt to cut costs by hiring independent contractors instead of employees. Using independent contractors can be financially advantageous since a company that hires an independent contractor does not pay certain taxes, health benefits, unemployment compensation insurance, or workers’ compensation insurance. But, while many employers hire independent […]

What Are an Employer’s Obligations Regarding Pay Earned During Holiday Weeks?

/cdklawyers.com// 11/07/2010 With the holiday season approaching, many employers and employees may be wondering what an employer’s obligations are regarding compensation earned during holiday weeks.  The Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that regulates minimum pay standards and overtime compensation, applies to workers who are not specifically exempt from its coverage.  Importantly, the FLSA […]