Overtime Pay Revisited

Over on Reddit, I came across a post from an new employee working a summer job at her school. She was wondering about their pay. Apparently, her employer told her […]

Not Tracking Everyone’s Time? Might Want to Rethink That…

Recently, the Connecticut Appellate Court was called upon to decide an “unpaid wages” case, Evans v. Tiger Claw, Inc. The ruling contains important reminders for all businesses.

Manual Payroll = Many Headaches

According to a recent survey, 56% of small business owners administer their own payroll. Are they going through gyrations to save a few pennies, while ignoring risks that could cost them thousands of dollars?

Before You Hire: Documents You Need

What one document should you have if you’re hiring an independent contractor? And what three employment-related documents are vital when you’re ready to hire regular employees? Read this article to find out!

Before You Hire: What You Need To Know

What do you need to know before you hire your business’s first employee? Could you already have employees without knowing it? Read this article to find out!

Attracting (and Keeping!) Top Talent

Retaining good employees often requires you to offer desirable perks. How can you keep your workers happy without breaking the bank?

Where We Work, When We Work

The 2015 American Time Use Survey (ATUS), conducted by the federal Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), revealed some interesting data about the work lives of American employees.

Restaurants Run Afoul of the DOL

The DOL recently audited multiple restaurants in the Austin, Texas area and uncovered a number of wage and hour issues. What do you need to know to avoid the same fate?

Are Outdated Files Putting Your Business At Risk?

When you use more than one database to store employee information, you risk the databases going out of sync. This is more than a mere annoyance — it can lead to actual legal liability for your company.

Don’t Let Salaries Get You in Trouble

There are many misconceptions about wage and hour. Unfortunately, if you fall prey to one of these misconceptions, it can end up costing your business a lot of money. This article describes a huge misconception that I run across all the time.