Employee Compensation and Benefits


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Do you have all of your employees on salary to avoid paying overtime? Or, is everyone who works for you an independent contractor so you can avoid writing payroll checks and paying employment taxes? These are among the biggest mistakes that small businesses make every day, and they can be very costly mistakes.

As a general rule, the government wants almost everyone who works for you to be an employee who is eligible for overtime pay. There are laws that sharply limit which employees are exempt from overtime pay. There are other laws that regulate who can be treated as independent contractors. Numerous federal and state government agencies are actively on the lookout for companies who violate these laws. Penalties and back-pay can be very steep.

The small business lawyers at DailyGC™ are familiar with these laws and can make sure that your employee compensation structure is fully compliant with the law. We also can advise you on the simple steps you must take to set up benefits policies that take into account the requirements of these state and federal laws. That way, when a government agency comes knocking at your door, you will have no worries.

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At DailyGC, we provide legal advice and counsel on the full range of legal problems and legal-related business issues that small businesses and startups routinely face in their management, sales, operations and administration. The following are examples of these kinds of problems. You may use these descriptions on your Priority Issues Identifier Form� or you may write your own descriptions.
Business Contracts and Relations:
� Customer Contracts and Disputes
� Vendor Contracts and Disputes
� Collections
� Bank/Lender Relations and Issues
� Landlord/Tenant Relations and Issues
� Bonding/Insurance
� Nondisclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
� Procurement and Management of Outside Counsel
� Recruiting/Hiring Practices
� Employment Agreements
� Employee Compensation and Benefits
� Employee Manuals, Policies and Procedures
� Compliance with Government-Required Benefits Programs
� Payroll Compliance with Court Orders
� Discrimination and Harassment Claims
� Management and Discipline of Problem Employees
� Terminations
� Unemployment Insurance Claims
� COBRA Procedures
� Hiring Independent Contractors
Dispute Resolution:
� Case Analysis and Assessment
� Mediation/Arbitration
� Strategies for Litigation, Discovery and Negotiation
� Settlement Analysis
General Corporate:
� Entity formation
� Corporate Governance and Record-Keeping
� Shareholder Relations
� Compliance with Governmental Regulations
� Compliance with Corporate Contractual Obligations
� Contract Review, Analysis and Negotiation Coaching