In an environment of shrinking budgets, it’s not uncommon for businesses to dictate that unauthorized overtime is not allowed and workers must complete their tasks during regular working hours. On the surface, it seems like a fairly straightforward policy, but it can send mixed messages about overtime pay and hours. Overtime pay violations are a […]
Unfortunately, at some point most supervisors will find the need to write a letter of termination for an employee who is not meeting expectations or who has violated the company code of conduct. There are a few factors to take into consideration before you begin to write a termination letter.
Should you pay an employee who answers the office phone over lunch break? Do you compensate a worker who is on-call while at home? Figuring out when to compensate workers can be tricky in some situations. This basic fact sheet will help business owners navigate the finer points of the…
If you’re a small business owner or manager with questions about your obligations regarding Department of Labor laws, this guide will give you answers. From guidelines about job sharing policy to last paycheck laws, here is Part II of my frequently asked questions guide to work hours…
You’ve interviewed, you’ve checked references, and now you’re ready to select your top candidate. But first, you’ll need to figure out what salary to offer your potential new hire. If you’re unsure of how to determine what is the best salary to offer your job applicant, or if you’re looking for tips on how to […]
The U.S. Department of Labor reminds employers and employees that the federal minimum wage will increase to $7.25 on Friday, July 24. With this change, employees who are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be entitled to pay no less than $7.25 per hour.
U.S. FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE BY STATE