'Time-off plans' may be an efficient and economic way to manage employee pay. But how does an employer ensure a plan complies with the Fair Labor Standards Act?Read More
Before you bring suit against an ex-employee, you might want to consider whether there exist any skeletons in your employment closet that could come back to haunt you in the litigation.Read More
The San Francisco team's World Series triumph has lessons that go beyond the ballpark.Read More
What factors should we consider when redesignating titles among leaders in the same or similar job grades?
—Title Fight, assistant manager, mining/oil/gas, Singapore
A poll shows that the majority of workers don't expect or need huge end-of-year gifts: For 69 percent, a gift card of $25 will do.
But a deeper lesson of new research is that everyone can be more socially savvy.Read More
A group of Illinois workers filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and two staffing firms — QPS Employment Group Inc. and Labor Ready - Midwest Inc. — claiming they didn't receive pay for all hours worked and didn't receive employment and wage notices as required by law, according to the complaint in the lawsuit.Read More
With this election cycle's debates on the horizon, I'll be providing the one question I would ask each of the two presidential and two vice presidential candidates. Read More
Archer Daniels Midland Co. has disclosed that it will offer between 7,000 and 7,500 former employees who are eligible for but not yet receiving monthly pension benefits the opportunity to convert their future annuities to a lump-sum benefit.Read More
Three quarters of respondents to a recent survey said they earned below the minimum wage of $8.25 per hour, and less than 2 percent were paid the legal rate for overtime. The average pay was $6.59 per hour, and around 80 percent reported working more than 40 hours in the week prior to being surveyed.Read More