What is the Administrative Exemption Under FLSA?

Jan 11, 2023
By Peter Friedmann

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that grants all non-exempt employees the right to be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked. It also grants employees the right to overtime pay, which is one and a half times the regular pay rate for all hours worked over 40 hours a week. The FLSA covers all non-exempt employees – meaning employees who do not fall under one of the “exemptions” outlined in the...

If I Resign as Director Of Company, Will I Lose my Shares or Equity?

Dec 19, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

You may have been instrumental in creating a company, which resulted in you receiving shares or equity in that company. As organizations grow, they experience changes that may encourage the original creators to decide to move on to different ventures. For any number of reasons, a director of a company may choose to resign from his or her position. And while being a director does not necessarily make one a shareholder in a company, for those directors that do hold...

Can I Quit My Job if I Signed an Employment Contract?

Nov 28, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

Yes. You have an undeniable right to quit your job at any time for any reason. No one can force you to work against your will.  However, your contract likely dictates whether you need to give notice to your employer before resigning, along with describing what occurs if you leave your job before the employment period ends. Below, we take a look at some key questions that you may have about what happens if you break a work contract, how...

I Was Shorted Several Hours on My Last Paycheck. What Should I Do?

Nov 15, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

When you get paid by the hour, your employer has obligations under federal and state law to pay you for all hours worked. Additionally, companies need to pay most hourly employees at least time-and-a-half for each hour they work over 40 hours in a seven-day period or “workweek.” Similar wage and contract laws also guarantee fair pay, though usually not overtime, to employees who earn salaries. Those laws, primarily the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), further require employers to...

Can an Employer Make You Work Overtime Without Notice?

Nov 11, 2022
By Peter Friedmann

Is It Legal for My Boss to Force Me to Work Overtime Without Notice? Yes, federal and state laws allow employers to require unscheduled and mandatory overtime. As inconvenient and unwelcome as hearing, “I need you to work late today,” or “You’ll have to come in this weekend,” may be, such demands are perfectly legal. The same laws that authorize unscheduled overtime, however, require employers to pay at least time-and-one-half to every employee who is eligible to earn overtime pay....

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