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What are my rights under my employer’s piece-rate or commission compensation plan in California?

When you are paid on a “commission” or “piece rate” compensation plan, this means that your pay is based on completing a …

Answered by Kevin T. Barnes, 4 weeks ago

Who can be paid as an independent contractor under Massachusetts law?

Can you pay people who provide services to your business as independent contractors rather than W-2 employees? In Massachusetts, the answer is only …

Answered by Emily Smith-Lee, 3 months ago

What rights do I have as a pregnant employee in California?

Many women are concerned about what their rights are when they become pregnant. This is intended to be a practical guide about what rights pregnant …

Answered by Christopher R. LeClerc, 1 year ago

What can I do if a Louisiana employer does not pay me overtime or my vacation pay?

Under a federal law called the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), an employer is obligated to pay (a) at least minimum wage for all hours …

Answered by Christopher L. Williams, 2 years ago

What Should I Do If I Am Offered a Severance Package or Separation Agreement Under Minnesota Law?

What Should I Do If I Am Offered a Severance Package or Separation Agreement Under Minnesota Law? Losing a job can be very difficult. There are many …

Answered by Beth E. Bertelson, 2 years ago

What are my rights in California regarding breast-feeding and/or pumping when I return to work?

Generally, an employer must accommodate an employee's right to pump upon her return to work. This essentially requires a private place to …

Answered by Natasha Chesler, 2 years ago

Can I be fired without a warning in Massachusetts?

In short, yes, but they must still take certain steps. Your employer may fire you without warning, unless there’s a contract in place such as a …

Answered by Philip J. Gordon, 3 years ago

Is my employer required to pay me overtime in Maryland?

Your employer may be legally required to pay you overtime, but it depends on a number of factors as outlined in federal and state laws. In general, …

Answered by Jacob Statman, 3 years ago

Do I need an Employment Lawyer in New York?

Most people think to consult a lawyer when something goes wrong; however, lawyers can play an important role in preparing you for many different …

Answered by Joseph A. Fitapelli, 3 years ago

How do I negotiate a severance in Texas?

Typically, employees have no legal right to a severance payment at the termination of their employment relationship. Nevertheless, there are a number …

Answered by Mark S. Siurek, 3 years ago

When can an employee assert a legal claim that s/he was sexually harassed in the workplace in New York?

As a preliminary matter, if you work for a company with at least fifteen employees you may have a legal claim under the Federal discrimination law, …

Answered by William H. Kaiser, 3 years ago

When can I sue my employer for breach of contract in New York?

Most employment relationships are what the law calls “At Will.” This means you as an employee can be fired for good reasons, bad reasons, …

Answered by Daniel J. Kaiser, 3 years ago

Are noncompete or nonsolicit agreements enforceable in New York?

New York's highest court has held that an employer can enforce noncompete agreements only where it can satisfy one of two elements: (1) Was …

Answered by Henry L. Saurborn, Jr., 3 years ago

I was injured in the Bronx, New York, on the job. Do I need an attorney?

The answer to this question actually depends on the specifics of the accident. The best decision you can make is to speak to an experienced work …

Answered by Jeffrey S. Stillman, 3 years ago

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