Business owners make the mistake of thinking they have a choice in how they classify their workers—they don’t. The IRS reports that millions of workers are misclassified yearly.  There are several reasons why this happens. Despite the state and federal laws that define employees and contractors, they are complicated. Or employers intentionally misclassify their employees as independent contractors to make payroll easier or to cut labor costs.  What Is An Independent Contractor? The IRS has
Employment Law
Restaurant server | How to Know if Underpaid
How do I know if I am underpaid? What you do for a living makes a big impact on your life, and you in turn make an impact on whatever industry you work in and in your community. And if you don’t feel you are paid what you deserve, you may wonder, “how do I know if I am underpaid?” Most people spend about a third of their lives at work, so it is important
Overtime and Wage Violations
There tend to be two different types of misconceptions when it comes to medical malpractice. The first one is derived from people who ask about it because they feel that they don’t know enough about the subject. These people are acknowledging that they want to educate themselves about medical malpractice. The other group, and to no specific fault of their own, don’t ask questions because they have an idea of what they think constitutes medical
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Person writing | Feldman Legal Group
Employers today put a lot more effort into ensuring the workplace is as safe as possible than ever before. The fact is, however, that many people get injured each year, and some of them quite seriously. If you or a loved one gets hurt at work, it is important to understand all of your rights and responsibilities. If your injury ends up causing any type of permanent problems, you will be assigned a permanent impairment
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Person holding pen and paper | Feldman Legal Group
If you or a loved one has been injured at work it is important to get the medical care you need. This care should be paid for by your worker’s compensation claim, which should be filed as soon as possible after the injury takes place. Ideally, you will make a full recovery after you get treatment and you can get back to working and living life normally. When a full recovery is not going to
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Woman getting medical examination | Feldman Legal Group
Personal injury victims – especially those who are seeking workers’ compensation – might have to attend what is referred to as an Independent Medical Examination. This is a medical examination intended to re-verify the victim’s injury. The issue is that the physician chosen by the victim’s employer or insurance company is seldom actually independent. Employers and insurance companies often use Independent Medical Examinations to poke holes in the victim’s claim and ultimately assert that the
Personal Injury, Uncategorized
Tipping is a way of life in the United States, where many service industry workers rely almost completely on tips to pay their bills. However, wage and hour laws become a little more complex for employees who regularly earn tips, as the rules about what counts as a tip and even your legal rights may change a bit. Of course, tipping laws vary from state to state. In Florida, for example, tips are the “sole
Employment Law
Until the first day of 2021, most employees in the U.S. can take advantage of an expanded leave policy that was instituted to help families deal with the effects of COVID-19. One of the more powerful pieces of legislation passed by Congress, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), provides up to 12 weeks (total) for certain employees. This blog will dive deeper into the specific provisions of the law, focusing on employee leave.  Two
Workers Compensation
  It’s fairly common knowledge for anyone who has ever worked a job that overtime pay is lucrative; many workers salivate over the “time-and-a-half” pay they receive whenever they work over 40 hours in a week. You probably also know that not all workers are entitled to overtime compensation. Hearing business owners and executives complain about working 60, 70, or even 80 hours a week doesn’t mean they are getting paid for every single hour
Overtime and Wage Violations
The LGBTQ+ community celebrated a recent landmark ruling handed down by the Supreme Court at the end of June that, effectively, extended workplace protections afforded to all Americans by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to them. The high court ruled, in a 6-3 decision, that employees working somewhere with 15 or more employees cannot be discriminated against for being gay or transgender.  Background The case heard by the Supreme Court was
Employment Law