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The Preemptive Strike

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if a small business does not have proprietary information or trade secrets, it is generally ill advised

Joint Employer and Overtime Pay

The concept of “joint employer status” is elusive to employers and employees alike. The Fair Labor Standards Act provide that all joint employers

Calculating Overtime Pay for Tipped Employees

A basic explanation of how to calculate overtime pay for non-exempt employees was provided in a previous blog post. In the hospitality industry –

The Problem with Unpaid Interns

At face value, it sounds like a win-win situation when businesses hire college students–even recent college graduates–as unpaid interns. It gives

Lessons to Learn from a Nail Salon case

In my previous post, “Understanding Non-Compete Agreements,” I opined that it often makes very little business sense for a small business owner to go

Seeking Relief for FLSA Violations

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping requirements, and child labor

Hiring Minors to Work in New Jersey

Employers who hire teenagers under 18 years of age and fail to comply with child labor laws and regulations put their business and employees at risk.

Employer Retaliation and FLSA

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued Fact Sheet #77, which make clear that employers cannot retaliate against employees who complain of

Restrictive Covenants Among Physicians and Veterinarians

It is very common for medical doctors and veterinarians to sign non-compete agreements as part of their employment contracts. Medical doctors and

Refusing to Attend IEP Meetings

I shake my head when I hear “non-attorney special education advocates” advise parents not to attend IEP meetings when litigation is pending. Some of