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Bathroom Breaks Do Not Equal Breaks in Pay

September 12, 2013
Treating your employees like tagged wildlife — tracking and recording their every move within the workplace — will create an work environment of distrust and apathy. Instead, you should treat all employees like professionals, and address performance-based issues as they arise.
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A Reminder About Holiday Pay

July 3, 2013
Tomorrow's July 4th holiday is a paid day off for many American workers. Last year, I wrote a post titled, '8 Things You Need to Know About Holiday Pay.' In light of tomorrow's holiday, I thought it was a good idea to revisit that list.
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Taking Issue With the Term 'Wage Theft'

May 7, 2013
Yes, we have a wage-and-hour problem in this country. Wage-and-hour non-compliance, however, is a sin of omission, not a sin of commission. Employers aren't intentionally stealing; they just don't know any better.
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There's No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

May 2, 2013
Silicon Valley's tech companies are famous for the perks they offer to lure the best and brightest employees. One such perk—elaborately gourmet free meals. Never one to leave money on the table, the IRS is reportedly examining the taxability of these meals.
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They Are Worth More

April 24, 2013
That $8.25 an hour is a wage you pay to high school kids living with their parents, not an adult trying to live a decent life in a U.S. city.
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