Paid holidays: Should the time be accrued?

  • September 19, 2008

Question: “In my 30-year career, I’ve never heard of a company requiring that holiday time be accrued, i.e., each pay period an employee accrues the time,...

Handling a worker who clocks in early

  • April 25, 2008

Q. We’ve repeatedly warned a part-time employee about clocking in earlier than he’s supposed to—sometimes more than an hour early. We know that we have...

Give employees advance notice of pay changes

  • June 01, 2004

Issue: Should you provide notice about commission-formula changes that could alter employees' pay? Risk: If you rework pay formulas behind employees' backs, you could...

Sharing pay data can violate antitrust laws

  • May 01, 2002

Employees sued 14 major oil companies, claiming that the firms swapped employee salary information to hold down pay levels in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. A...