Business Attorney,lawyer
Written by Edward Lai

Recordkeeping and Federal Overtime Rules Change

Under a new ruling, which will be effective on December 1, a salaried worker must now make at least $933 per week to be exempt from overtime pay. This amount is a considerable hike from the current minimum of $455 per week.

Employers are now expected to keep up with the new ruling and to coordinate their systems according by the time the new ruling takes effect. Employers should take into account that a system upgrade may be needed to accommodate the increase of non-exempt employees.

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Business Attorney,lawyer , help
Written by Edward Lai

Federal Contractors are Now Required to Allow Paid Sick Leave to Employees

The Department of Labor has finally issued regulations requiring all federal contractors provide paid sick leave to their employees. The regulations, which were implemented on September 29, affect about 1.5 million employees nationwide.

Which employees are affect by the regulations?

All employees who work for a federal contractor under a covered contract are eligible for paid sick leaves. But what does a covered contract mean?

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Employment Law, Attorney
Written by Edward Lai

What are Your Rights as an Employee?

As an employee your job is a major component of your life. It feeds you and your family, it helps you keep clothes on your back and a roof over your head, and provides opportunity for your family.  Even though most of us have a work supervisor, not all the power is in his or her hands. Every employee has a set of rights that must be provided by the employer at all times.

While some of these rights might sound silly or common sense, it is surprising how many employers do not follow the rules regarding these rights as mandated by the government.

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