At-Home Online Training Must Be Paid

  • August 17, 2009

Online training programs eliminate the hassle of trying to schedule a convenient time for employees to be trained. This means employees may end up taking the training...

Remember to recalculate overtime after bonus

  • March 22, 2009

If, like many employers, you rely on a bonus plan to help retain valued employees and motivate them to work hard, don’t get caught in this common trap: Employees...

OK to pay hourly employees monthly?

  • December 06, 2008

Q. I own a retail store and I have large inventory outlay costs during the first half of the month. To help manage my cash flows, I would like to begin paying my hourly...

Paying exempt employees on an hourly basis

  • August 05, 2008

Q. We have several positions that satisfy the duties tests for the so-called “white collar” exemptions (executive, administrative and professional). We want...

Exempt employees and negative leave balances

  • July 24, 2008

Q. I know I must pay exempt employees their full salaries even if they have no accrued benefits in their leave plans and their accounts have negative balances. But can I...

Must we pay for unapproved overtime?

  • June 11, 2008

Q. Our company requires employees to obtain their supervisors’ prior approval for all overtime. Our management takes the position that it does not need to pay...