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 …]

Garnishments and Other Notices

I received a notice that an employee needs to provide insurance for a dependent. What do I do with this?  [click to read more …]

No Working During Interviews

I have job candidates work with me for a day to determine if they have the skills for the job. If the day goes well, I hire them. If not, I pay cash for the day’s work. Are there any problems with this?  [click to read more …]

Keep Cupid Under Control

How do I make sure office romances can’t hurt my company?  [click to read more …]


Many of you, like us, remember the “old” days when you only needed to buy a new employment law poster once every 2 or 3 years… and most laws went into effect on January 1st so we didn’t have to worry about those mid-year updates. Sadly, the old days are over and the poster information is changing randomly and frequently. This is why we always recommend the update service.  [click to read more …]

Legal Sales Reps

I have a sales rep who is commission only. However, I heard something that made me wonder if I should also be paying wages. What is the rule?  [click to read more …]

Salaries Up For Review

I know the minimum wage is increasing but, when that happens, no one explains how it affects the salaries I pay.  [click to read more …]