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
Learn about the benefits you may receive for a work-related injury or illness and how Alabama calculates the amount of those benefits.
Learn about the different types of workers' comp benefits in North Carolina, how the state calculates the amount of those benefits, and how long they might last.
Learn about the benefits you can receive in Nevada for a work-related injury or illness, how the state calculates the amount of those benefits, and whether you can get workers' comp for contracting COVID-19 on the job.
Learn how Louisiana calculates the amount of compensation you may receive for a work-related injury or illness—and how workers' comp eligibility rules apply to contagious diseases like COVID-19.
Am I entitled to overtime pay if I work more than eight hours in a day but less than 40 hours in a week?
Are your employees entitled to overtime pay? Learn the rules here.
Learn what kinds of workers’ comp benefits are available in Ohio, how the state calculates the amount of those benefits, and whether you can qualify for benefits if you got COVID-19 on the job.
Learn how New Jersey law calculates benefits for temporary and permanent disability caused by a work-related injury or illness—and whether you can qualify for these benefits if you get COVID-19 at work.
If you fail to report your injury on time, your workers' comp claim might be denied.
Learn about the types of workers' comp benefits available in New York, how those benefits are calculated, and how workers' comp eligibility rules apply if you got COVID-19 on the job.