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Minimum Wage

Department of Labor Spells Out Broad Test of Whether a Worker Is an Employee

Employers are trying to compete and seeking higher profits by cutting costs. Sometimes the costs that are cut are worker salaries, which may be replaced, legitimately or not, by independent contractors. These contractors, if legitimately used to perform work, are not entitled to wages, overtime, work breaks, benefits, workers’ compensation, or unemployment insurance benefits. The …

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Obama Proposal Could Result in Higher Pay for Some Salaried Workers, But Don’t Hold Your Breath

Earlier this month, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) announced a proposed rule that could mean more money for those earning low salaries. The idea is to force employers to choose to raise salaries or pay employees hourly wages and overtime. But the proposal is in the form of a proposed rule concerning enforcement of …

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