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 …]

Exempt Positions

Some of my employees feel they should be exempt but I’m not sure they qualify.  [click to read more …]

Reclassify the Exempt Employee

I have an exempt (salaried) employee I’d like to make hourly instead. How do I do that?  [click to read more …]

Interviews That Are Work

I have job candidates do a 1-day working interview before I decide if I’ll hire them. I write the candidates a check for the time but don’t put them on the payroll. Is this okay since I’m paying them?  [click to read more …]

Promises to Be Paid

I gave a large advance to an employee and we started deducting money from his paychecks to pay it back. However, he just resigned and still owes me $750. What are my options for getting the rest of my money?  [click to read more …]

Short Days

If I have someone come to work one day just for a 30-minute meeting, do I have to pay them for the whole day? Also, what if they come to work but I don’t need them at all that day?  [click to read more …]

Long Lunches

I have a couple of employees who like long lunches and sometimes take 2 hours. They still work 8 hours but do I need to let them continue this?  [click to read more …]

Rewarding Sticking Around

Every year on an employee’s anniversary I give them a pay increase of $1.00 per hour. However, now their pay is getting a little too high for the work they are doing. How do I manage this better?  [click to read more …]

Paying for What You Wanted

I’m hiring an assistant and have found a really good candidate, Jane. I had planned to pay $19 to $22 per hour but Jane was only making minimum wage at her last job so I know she’d be thrilled by $17. Do I have to offer her something within the range, even if she doesn’t know the range?  [click to read more …]