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Valerie is a New York-based tech and pop-culture writer who joined Fingercheck in 2018. She enjoys giving business owners and workers information they can use to empower their lives. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in English Literature and currently studies Life-Coaching in her spare time.

By: Valerie D'Orazio Jul 02, 2018

Supreme Court Janus Ruling Changes Union Deductions

The recent Supreme Court ruling in the case Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31  has sent shockwaves through the labor union community—and if you run a union-covered business in one
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By: Katherine Muniz May 22, 2017

5 More Common Ways Businesses Unknowingly Break the Law

We received a lot of interest from readers after publishing our article on common ways businesses unknowingly break the law, which we included in our monthly newsletter. With the advice of those same legal contacts, we are sharing some addi
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By: Katherine Muniz Aug 23, 2016

Unforgettable Lessons Learned from Wage & Hour Lawsuits

2015 was another historic year for federal wage and hour lawsuits, and it's predicted that 2016 will be no different. According to law firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP “New federal labor regulations, the fight for a minimum wage hikes and an in
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By: Katherine Muniz Aug 02, 2016

What to Know About Double Time Pay Requirements

In extraordinary circumstances, employees earn double time pay for working long hours. But who is eligible to earn overtime, and how likely is it to happen?  Double Time Requirements The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which oversees
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