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Employee Misclassification: W-2 Employee or 1099 Independent Contractor?

Whether you should be a W-2 employee or 1099 independent contractor is becoming a very common question. In today’s ever-changing economic environment, more and more people are participating in the “gig-economy” – an environmen… Read More
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Multiple State and Federal Agencies Join Forces to Battle Wage Theft

The Labor Department is cracking down on employers who cheat their employees out of wages. In so doing, the Department is entering agreements whereby information will be shared between the Department, several states, and the Internal Revenue Service.… Read More
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Kansas Labor Secretary and Other Legislators Discuss Misclassification, Wage Theft, and Independent Contractors

Jim Garner, Kansas Labor Secretary, spoke to a group in Wichita this past weekend regarding Kansas wage theft and wages that were wrongfully withheld from Kansas workers. Along with Garner, there were several federal and state labor officials as well… Read More
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Department of Labor Increases Wage & Hour Oversight

In her February 2010 presentation of the 2011 budget request for the U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary Hilda L. Solis included funding to hire 90 new investigators for the department’s Wage and Hour Division. These increases will allow the La… Read More
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