Employment Matters (among others, subject to DOL, IRS and state regulation)
Employment of wage based employees is regulated both on the state and federal level. Company policies concerning which employees can be paid by salary versus those that are paid by wage must be determined and set based on regulations. Policies concerning insurance, employee sick-leave, pregnancy, etc. must also be carefully considered. Policies concerning employee timekeeping and overtime must be determined. Steps must be taken to set policies concerning sexual harassment and discrimination. Positions designated as employees versus independent contractors must be carefully contemplated. Governmental investigations concerning misclassification of wage based employees as independent contractors, minimum wage and overtime compensation issues can often lead to investigation and disputes which must be diligently addressed.