Aaron Hotfelder

J.D., University of Missouri School of Law

Aaron Hotfelder is a legal editor at Nolo specializing in employment law and workers' compensation law. He has written for Nolo and Lawyers.com since 2011, covering topics ranging from workplace discrimination to unemployment benefits to employee privacy laws. He's a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).    

Books and citations. Aaron has edited a number of Nolo titles, including The Manager's Legal Handbook, Dealing With Problem Employees, and Working With Independent Contractors, and is a co-author of The Employer's Legal Handbook. Aaron's work has been cited by U.S. News & World Report, TheStreet.com, the St. Louis University Law Journal, and the Minnesota Law Review, among many other outlets.

Early legal career. Prior to joining Nolo as a legal editor, Aaron worked at a small law firm in Columbia, Missouri, representing clients in Social Security disability, long-term disability, and workers’ compensation cases. He later spent three years serving as an employment law consultant for a human resources and benefits compliance firm.

Education. Aaron received his law degree in 2010 from the University of Missouri School of Law. He holds a B.S. in criminal justice from Truman State University, known by some as the "Harvard of Northeast Missouri." 


Articles By Aaron Hotfelder

Wage and Hour Laws in Colorado
What is the minimum wage in Colorado? As of January 1, 2023, the minimum wage in Colorado is $13.65 per hour. Is the minimum wage different in Colorado for tipped employees? The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) allows employers to pay a lower hourly minimum wage, as long as that wage plus the
California Wage and Hour Laws
California rules on employee overtime, wage and hour law, and fair pay.
Wage and Hour Laws in West Virginia
How much should you be paid in West Virginia?
Missouri Laws for Tipped Employees
If you work for tips in Missouri, it's important to understand the rules surrounding tip credits, tip pools, and the minimum wage.
Wage and Hour Laws in Montana
What is the minimum wage in Montana? As of January 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Montana is $8.50 per hour.
Wage and Hour Laws in Maine
The minimum wage in Maine is $11 per hour, as of January 1, 2019. The minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour in 2020.
Ohio Wage and Hour Laws
What is the minimum wage in Ohio? The minimum wage in Ohio is $8.55 per hour.
Can You Be Fired From a Job While on Leave With Disability?
Being granted disability insurance benefits while you are off work does not prevent your employer from taking your job away.
When Must Employers Pay Overtime?
Are your employees entitled to overtime pay? Learn the rules here.