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 …]

Time to Plan the Holidays

I’m never sure on which holidays I should close or pay employees if they’re off. Are there rules?  [click to read more …]

Employee’s Track Record

I have a couple of employees who continue to occasionally disregard my rules. When it happens, I talk with them and they work harder for a while, then slip back into bad habits. What should I be doing to avoid this?  [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 …]

Talk Gets Old

I have an employee, Joe, who is 66. Although he hasn’t talked about retiring, I’d like to start planning to find and train his replacement so we’ll be ready when he retires. How do I initiate that conversation?  [click to read more …]

Describe That Job

A few of my employees have asked about job descriptions. I don’t have anything written but do walk them through their job duties when they start working for me. Why would I want or need anything in writing?  [click to read more …]

We Know Where You Are

I have employees in the field who have company cell phones with GPS tracking. This is so great because I can log in anytime and see where they are and how long they’ve been there. However, one of my employees, Joe has removed the GPS tracking device. Can I fire him for that?  [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 …]

Have a POP

I just started offering health insurance to my employees. Now my broker is trying to sell me something called a POP. Do I need it?  [click to read more …]