Federal Workplace Posters

How and When Employee Breaks Have to be Considered Paid Time

By Patrick McGuiness

I get many questions from clients about what the law says in relation to paying employees for lunch breaks and other breaks. Both Minnesota Statutes and federal law address this issue. Each source says something different, so when in doubt, apply the standard which is more protective of the employees. Federal law does not require…

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Subcontractors or Employees? The Choice is NOT yours!

By Patrick McGuiness

With $25 million dollars in new funding, the Federal Government is planning to crack down on employee misclassifications by businesses. Both the IRS and the Department of Labor are looking for companies that are misclassifying workers as “subcontractors” or “independent contractors” as a way to avoid taxes, insurance and other regulatory requirements. Just because you…

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Save Tons of $$$ on Overtime Pay, Legally!

By Patrick McGuiness

You have to pay overtime to your employees! I am constantly saying it in Scoop articles, at my seminars, and in conversations with MNLA members. No matter how much salary you pay someone, if their primary job is labor related then you need to pay them overtime. What if I told you… What if I…

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Federal Workplace Posters

By Patrick McGuiness

You have probably received an email, direct mailing or phone call telling you that “Labor Law posting notices are always changing” or something similar. These solicitations attempt to scare you into purchasing “the complete set” of posters from their company so that you will be in compliance. Should you purchase posters from these companies? That…

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