10-20-30 Minute Rest Breaks

I thought rest breaks were 10 minutes but my employees are saying they should get 15 minutes. Who is right?  [click to read more …]

Paying Late is a Red Flag

I sometimes forget about the deadline to process payroll so paychecks may end up a few days late. Someone told me that’s a problem. Why?  [click to read more …]

Day of Rest

Can my employees work 10 days in a row when we’re really busy? Do I have to pay overtime or double time when they do?  [click to read more …]

Compensatory (“Comp”) Time Off”

I have 3 exempt managers who work a lot of hours. I’d like to give them time off to compensate for those extra hours. How do I do this?  [click to read more …]

When Money is Tight

I am expecting money from my receivables and an investor. However, right now I’m strapped for cash for payroll. What are my options?  [click to read more …]

Working After Clocking Out

My employee, Sue, occasionally responds to my emails in the evening. I don’t expect her to respond from home but she does. Now she’s asking to be paid for that time. Do I have to pay her?  [click to read more …]

When Per Diem is Not “Per Day”

I’ve been paying a few of my employees per diem pay but now one of them is asking for overtime pay, too. I’ve told them the per diem rate pays for all time worked that day. Am I wrong?  [click to read more …]

Reading Your IWC

I’ve heard you mention an IWC but I don’t know what it is.  [click to read more …]

Is Your Commission Plan Compliant?

I provide commissions to several employees for selling or upselling certain products. Some sales result in a flat $50 commission, while others are a percentage of my profit.  [click to read more …]

Your OSHA Summary Should be Posted

When and where do I need to post my OSHA log? What should I include?  [click to read more …]