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How can wrongful termination impact you?

Wrongful termination can cause you to feel disvalued and incompetent. You might question your every move, wondering what could have possibly gone wrong to make your employer terminate you. The truth is that experiencing termination can impact your life for years to...

What is an independent contractor?

If you are contemplating joining a company, you may want to look at the type of work agreement or contract they want you to sign. In some cases, becoming an independent contractor may make it difficult for you to have the same rights as those employed by the company...

Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act

In 1983, the federal government put specific laws in place to protect employees from labor exploitation. Over the years, the Fair Labor Standards Act underwent certain amendments and changes, but the purpose remains the same. What does the FLSA do? The FLSA sets the...

Do undocumented workers get overtime pay?

Since the late 1980s, most U.S. employers have had a legal responsibility to determine the identity and work eligibility of every new person they hire. One of the purposes of this requirement is to reduce the number of unauthorized workers in the country, thereby...