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 …]

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 …]

New Laws for 2024

California’s legislature and courts have been busy making new laws and decisions. You are required to implement most of the legal changes listed below on January 1st, 2024. Some changes will affect your Employee Handbook policies so plan to have it updated.  [click to read more …]

Pay on Time or Pay More

I’m low on money and would prefer to pay my employees a week late. They say they’re okay with it.  [click to read more …]

Perking Up

I have employees who have been with me for quite a while and I’d like to give them raises… but can’t afford a higher payroll. What are my options?  [click to read more …]