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...

Disciplining tardy, exempt employees

  • November 07, 2007

Q. We have an exempt employee who is consistently late a few times a week, arriving anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours late. Can we discipline him for...