Teacher took 5-year leave to go embezzling

  • February 20, 2011

State law allows teachers with five years on the job and 10 years’ experience to take up to five years of unpaid leave if the school board approves it. For one...

Who’s supposed to hand out payroll checks?

  • January 18, 2011

As part of my new job, I was told that I would be responsible for handing out payroll checks to the entire staff—hundreds of employees! Some of them are live...

Confusing paystubs? Brace for a class-action

  • December 20, 2010

How understandable are your employee paystubs? Do you get repeated questions about the same line items? As the following case shows, inconsistent payment methods and...

Travel time pay–Your questions answered

  • August 02, 2010

Must you pay hourly employees for … a cab to the airport? … a drive to a second work site? … a flight to a conference? Here is an analysis of these...

Do gift cards count as taxable income?

  • March 01, 2009

Q. We plan to give gasoline gift cards to employees as incentives for picking up additional shifts. Are these cards taxable? Can we, the employer, simply pay the...