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    The likelihood of Congress passing a federal minimum wage increase this year is very unlikely. However, when Congress returns the week of April 28, the Senate is expected to take up a bill that would increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour even though the bill is unlikely to pass. On...

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    Hello Stephanie, we have a lot of experience with this type of situation. We have 12 remote sales staff located in various states across the US. All of them are employees of our company. If you have any form of direction or control over their work, they are employees. The work that Sales staff...

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    RE:Giving a reference on terminated employee

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    Black's Law dictionary defines severance pay as: What is SEVERANCE PAY? The amount paid to an employee on termination of his work contract. It may sound ridiculous to start with a definition but sometimes it's not a bad idea to ensure everyone is on the same page. If the company terminated...

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    RE:Giving a reference on terminated employee

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    We would state the term date as his last day worked. Severance is not equivalent to employment. It is pay and potentially benefits when an employee leaves employment. I agree that you would be misrepresenting his employment dates if you state the date at the end of severance.

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