Wage & Hour Disputes With more employees working from home, some workers report that they are busier than ever before participating in zoom calls by day and following up on emails well into the evening hours. When work and home boundaries blur and the amount of hours put in at work start to add up,… 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 »
Iowa Workers Victims of Stolen Wages
A recent study by the Progressive States Network gave Iowa and 43 other states failing grades for the few state laws they have in place to comprehensively address the increasing national crime of wage theft. As the name implies, wage theft denies employees compensation for work performed. There are various types of wage theft such… Read More »
Employee or Independent Contractor – What Difference Does it Make?
Federal and state regulators are cracking down on employers who misclassify employees as contractors or freelancers. So really, what is the the difference between the two? When it comes to being an independent contractor, many will tell you they enjoy a flexible schedule, the opportunity to build a brand around their work, and the ability… Read More »