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Independent contractor or employee? $4.5 million says you better be sure

In another in a recent string of employee misclassification cases, the owners of a Philadelphia strip club made dancers sign contracts stating they were independent contractors, rather than employees of the club. But an appeals court agreed with a jury that the employer exerted “overwhelming control” over the terms of the dancers’ work and upheld […]
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Benefit switch allowed unused PTO to go toward student loans

In a recent case study detailing what worked and what didn’t, Dan Bengyak, Vice President of Administrative Services at Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, NY, shares how his company dealt with a vacation time issue: We had an interesting problem on our hands when it came to employees’ vacation time — they had […]
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A great interview doesn’t make a good hire: Here’s what does

For decades now, the hiring process has been the same: candidates apply, employers interview them, and the best one gets the job. But in recent years it’s become apparent that interviews are starting to lose their effectiveness. Someone who interviews well isn’t necessarily going to be a great employee. One in two hires fail A […]
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Worker’s FMLA break in Mexico proves expensive – for his employer

Any HR pro would raise an eyebrow reading the broad outline of this FMLA abuse investigation. An employee schedules a knee surgery, then postpones that procedure to have a different operation done to remove a tumor on his foot. While he’s out on FMLA leave, an employee takes a vacation trip to Mexico. After he […]
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