The partial government shutdown has now been in effect for over a month. More than 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or are being forced to work without pay.
There are far worse criminal charges than receiving a general traffic ticket. This reality makes it easy for you to brush off tickets as not a big deal and pay the fines to get the process over with so you can move on with life.
When it comes to worker benefits, not all workers are created equal. Your designation—either as an employee or an independent contractor—determines the benefits you’re entitled to. A contractor is typically exempt from workers’ compensation—in addition to other benefits, such as overtime pay, employer-sponsored healthcare and paid time off.