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Wage Theft-Could That Be Happening To Me?

In the continuing economic malaise, more and lower wage employees are experiencing problems with being properly paid by their employers. Wage theft, as this is commonly known, most often occurs to workers in the low-income service fields such as construction, fast food, home health care, and warehousing. The theft can take the form of denying […]

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Your Teen and Their First Job

Summer is here and many teens are receiving their first paychecks. As a parent there are a few things that you should be aware of regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which regulates hours and standards for minors. Minors over 15 and under 18 years of age may be employed for unlimited hours in […]

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Life Preservers Are a Boaters Best Friend

I was on a friend’s boat fishing on Lake Michigan when we were hit by another boat. Only two of the four of us in the boat were wearing life preservers so my friend didn’t want to fill out an accident report even though the other boater was at fault. He and the owner of […]