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Off Duty, On Duty, and On-Call — Apex Employee Wages Lawyer

April 13, 2014

Employees are entitled to compensation when “on duty.” This can be difficult to define since employees can be “on duty” if when inactive. For example, truck drivers who have to wait near the job site for goods to be loaded on his truck would be on duty, even though he is not actually working. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides that an employee remains on duty when periods of inactivity are of short duration or are unpredictable because the employee is unable to use the time effectively for their own purposes.

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Compensation for Travel Time — North Carolina Employee Wages Attorney

April 12, 2014

The Portal-to-Portal Act provides that “walking, riding, or traveling to and from the actual place of performance of the principal activity or activities which such employee is employed to perform” is not included in the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Oftentimes, however, travelling field representatives, salesmen, repairmen, or other employees, should be paid for the time they spend driving. (more…)

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Employers and Independent Contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act — Wake County FLSA Attorney

April 11, 2014

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) comprises four major requirements: a minimum wage, an overtime standard, restrictions on child labor, and equal pay. These requirements apply to all “covered employees” under the Act. Many employers attempt to get around the strict requirements of the FLSA by labeling employees as independent contractors.  If you are an independent contractor who is doing the work of an employee, and therefore eligible for employee benefits like overtime and minimum wage, contact the wage and hour lawyers at Maginnis Law, PLLC at 919.960.1545 or submit a new case inquiry here. (more…)

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Overtime and Minimum Wage for Independent Contractors/Employees – Raleigh Wage and Hour Lawyer

April 10, 2014

To avoid the Fair Labor Standards Act’s requirements for the payment of overtime and minimum wage, many companies are labeling employees as independent contractors. However, simply labeling someone an “independent contractor” does not make it true. If your employer is labeling you as an independent contractor to avoid paying you overtime or minimum wage, contact the attorneys at Maginnis Law, PLLC at 919-960-1545 for a free consultation regarding your rights. (more…)

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Workers Compensation for Certified Nursing Assistants/CNAs — Wake County Workers Compensation Lawyer

April 10, 2014

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAS) working in nursing homes are at significant risk for work-related injuries.  Each year more than 100,000 CNAs are hurt on the job.  If you are a certified nursing assistant who has been injured as the result of a work related accident the workers’ compensation attorneys at Maginnis Law can help you get the medical treatment and compensation you deserve.  Contact the firm at 919-335-6172 or submit a confidential new client inquiry here. (more…)

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