Is Your Company Prepared?:   Avoid Wage and Hour Mistakes that Could Cost You?

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The United States Department of Labor is focused on ensuring that employers are properly classifying workers as i) exempt or non-exempt and that ii) workers are not improperly classified as independent contractors when they are, in fact, employees. The United States Department of Labor's Strategic Plan for 2011 through 2016 has made proper payment of workers a priority.  In fact, for companies using independent contractors, the administration's budget includes $12 million for increased enforcement of wage and overtime laws in cases where workers have been misclassified.

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