JP Morgan Chase announced Thursday that it had reached a tentative settlement in a class action case involving a father denied 16 weeks of paid leave offered by the company after the birth of his son. The father was only offered two weeks because he was not the primary caregiver – a role traditionally reserved… Read More »
Independent Contractor or Employee in a Gig Economy?
With so many people finding work opportunities in the gig economy, there may be some questions regarding their classification – employee or independent contractor? The distinction boils down to an employer’s obligation to provide workers’ compensation, unemployment, overtime and other work benefits to an ’employee’ which are not extended to an independent contractor. Already there… Read More »
Minimum Wage Increase May Impact Jobs
Do new minimum wage increases negatively effect teens? Nebraska lawmakers believe that businesses will stop providing valuable first jobs for young people if they have to pay increased wages. Newly proposed legislation would create a separate pay rate for the category of “young student workers”. Instead of the targeted $9 minimum wage, young workers would… Read More »