Are independent contractors and 1099 employees entitled to overtime pay? Very often the answer is yes. Overtime pay is owed to employees who work over forty (40) hours in a workweek. Employers often try to get around this law by classifying workers as independent contractors or 1099 employees. However, these workers are often entitled to additional money for overtime work.
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At Will Employment & Wrongful Termination

Wrongful Termination is a misunderstood concept. Many states, like Texas, are at-will employment states. This means that, absent an agreement otherwise, a worker’s employment may be terminated at will, for a good reason, a bad reason, or for no reason at all. Workplace discrimination however, can be illegal under certain circumstances.  The employment and
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Salaries & Overtime can Exist

Many people believe that employees who are paid a salary are not entitled to overtime pay. This is not necessarily true. In fact, many workers who receive a salary are entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over forty in a workweek. While it is true that, in order to be considered exempt from
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The area of the law that deals with issues in the workplace is often referred to as “Labor and Employment Law.”  But is there a difference between Labor Law and Employment Law?  The answer is yes, there is. Generally speaking, Labor Law deals with issues involving the relationship between organized labor (i.e., unions) and management. Employment Law, on the other
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