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Compliance with federal overtime laws vary from state to state

While many companies in Missouri pay strict attention to complying with the federal guidelines for paying overtime, it can be complicated at times with the differing regulations on a state level. In fact, the specific rules required by state government can create confusion and leave employers struggling to define exactly what protocols to adhere to.  According to the United States Department of Labor, the Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to compensate their employees for hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a regular work week. This compensation should be one and a half times their usual pay. There [...]

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Understanding how overtime pay may affect you

While the concept of overtime pay may seem relatively clear to you, it can be a bit confusing at times. In situations where deciphering whether or not overtime pay is applicable to your earnings, you may be left trying to decide if you should even approach your employer. At Donelon, P.C., we have helped many people in Missouri to understand how overtime pay works and to receive adequate compensation in situations where they may be left underpaid.  According to payscale.com, it is important to remember that even if you are an employee who is paid a salary, you may not [...]

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How can you tell if you are an independent contractor?

If you are part of the workforce in Missouri, chances are you value your job. Even though it may be stressful at times, your career allows you the chance to learn and strengthen your skills and to afford a living on top of that. Understanding your title is imperative to making sure you receive all of the benefits you deserve. So, how can you tell if you are an independent contractor? According to the Internal Revenue Service, whether or not an individual is considered an independent contractor varies from situation to situation. If you are self-employed and do not receive [...]

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The companionship services exemption

At the law office of Donelon, P.C., in Missouri, we understand that some of the exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act can be confusing. If you provide care for an elderly or disabled person, you may have some questions about how your employers should pay you, and whether you may qualify for overtime. The U.S. Department of Labor explains the rule for the companionship services exemption. Companionship services Say the person you care for needs you there to help with daily living activities. She can bathe and dress herself, but you fix her meals for her, make sure she takes her [...]

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Classification of child care center determines overtime exemption

The Fair Labor Standards Act lists a number of professions that are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime laws. Teachers in Missouri are among those listed, so even when they routinely work more than 40 hours per week, their employers do not have to pay them more. Some child care centers call their employees teachers, Chron.com points out. Are these workers exempt? The answer is not always straightforward, but one case illustrates the particular eligibility requirements of a child care facility before it can claim the teacher exemption for its employees. Bloomberg BNA relates that the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and [...]

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Does your travel time count toward your total hours worked?

Your Missouri employer pays you hourly wages and sometimes requires you to travel from one worksite to another, to conferences and trade shows, and to meetings with vendors. Your supervisor says time spent in the vehicle does not count as part of your workday, and as a result, you must often stay after business hours to make up the time. Is your employer cheating you out of your rightfully earned overtime pay? According to the Society for Human Resource Management, the Fair Labor Standards Act specifically addresses when a nonexempt employee's travel time is eligible for compensation. At the direction of the employer [...]

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