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COMMON OVERTIME PAY QUESTIONS

COMMON OVERTIME PAY QUESTIONS What is considered overtime? Overtime is when an employee works over 40 hours during a defined work week. How much is overtime? Overtime pay is time-and-a-half of your hourly wage. For example, if you make $20 an hour, your overtime would be $30 an hour. Can you still get overtime if you are salary? Although the common misconception is that salaried employees don’t get overtime, it is not always the case. The best way to determine if you are entitled to back wages is to ask [...]

September 11th, 2017|Categories: employment law, overtime|

TOP 3 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A FAMILY LAWYER

TOP 3 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A FAMILY LAWYER Deciding whether or not your situation entails hiring legal help can be paralyzing. Here are three determining factors that led others to hire a family lawyer: Divorce Complications Divorce can be a very emotionally difficult time for someone, even before considering the many moving pieces of divorce proceedings. Between assets, child support or alimony, hiring a family attorney can be very beneficial in keeping you “in the loop” and organized during your divorce proceeding. How long do divorce cases take? Does [...]

August 25th, 2017|Categories: family law|

THE “INS AND OUTS” OF FMLA: THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT

THE “INS AND OUTS” OF FMLA: THE FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT What is FMLA? FMLA stands for Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. It is a Federal Law. What does FMLA do? FMLA is a federal law that ensures covered employers provide their employees with job-protected and unpaid leave for qualified family and medical reasons. What are the qualifications of FMLA? FMLA protects the employment of a worker who misses work due to reasons such as: Needing to care for an injured service member in the family The [...]

July 24th, 2017|Categories: family law|