Tag Archives: misclassification

Two Metro Detroit Employers Settle with DOL Over FLSA Violations

Two Metro-Detroit employers have recently agreed to settle wage and hour violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) involving overtime compensation and misclassification issues. Specifically, Belle Tire agreed to pay over $340,000.00 for violations under the FLSA. Payments will be made to employees in approximately hundred stores in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. According to … Continue Reading

Reversal Against Employer in Overtime Pay Lawsuit Highlights Dangers of Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors

At a time when companies are increasingly using “independent contractors” rather than W-2 employees, the risks and liabilities for misclassification have never been higher. And it just got harder for Michigan and other Midwest employers who are accused of improperly classifying their workforce after a 3/26/2015 ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Specifically, … Continue Reading
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