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November 2017 Archives

The Labor Department wants to know your opinion on overtime law

The Department of Labor has been debating whether to change how it currently defines exempt vs. non-exempt employees. In general, non-exempt employees work for an hourly wage, while exempt employees work for an annual salary. As an exempt employee, you are prohibited from earning overtime pay—time-and-a-half pay for working more than 40 hours in a week.

Survey: Employees feel pressured to drive while distracted

Do you feel obligated to drive while distracted for work? If so, you are not alone. According to recent surveys, many people who drive for work feel obligated to answer calls from their boss, respond to work emails and otherwise stay connected through their phones while on the road.

Working over the holidays? What to know about your pay

The holidays are just around the corner, and for many people this time of year comes with a lot of financial stress. Between the gifts you might need to buy and the vacations you might be planning, you could see your spending increase dramatically.

Employees: Understand these 4 common employment contract clauses

When you are ready to start a new job, signing paperwork can seem like little more than a formality. However, it is crucial that you read and take these documents seriously, especially when it comes to your employment agreement.

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