Two reports released November 17 put hard numbers on the degree to which workers today are discontented in the wake of company decisions to cut staff, freeze salaries and take other steps during the recession of the past year.Read More
The suit says the Chicago-based daily-deal company didn't pay sales employees overtime, violating wage laws, or didn't pay them enough.Read More
We want to compensate and recognize engineers who work long hours and shift work due to the commissioning and start-up of new plants. We don’t pay overtime at their level, so we want to devise a formal measure of recognition. What kind of recognition scheme is appropriate or is used most often in such cases? And how do we go about developing it?
Our company has 300 employees, including 100 sales staff in 39 states. We outsource payroll processing to a firm that is not able to keep up with our growth. We are considering a larger payroll provider or bringing payroll in-house. What factors should be considered in this evaluation, and what have other companies our size found to be the most economical and efficient solution?
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What you should do to make sure you're complying.Read More
That status wouldn’t give the group collective bargaining rights with Northbrook, Illinois-based Allstate Corp., which classifies its 12,000 agents as independent contractors.Read More
In a case that began in 2004, the jury in the U.S. District Court in Detroit dashed the hopes of 359 former loan officers by finding that Quicken did not misclassify them as “administrative” employees exempt from overtime compensation.Read More
The bill, which would compel employers at projects that receive $100,000 or more in city subsidies to pay workers $10 an hour plus benefits or $11.50 without benefits, was expected to draw passionate testimony from supporters and opponents.Read More
After a long silence, small-business owners, real estate developers and others form a broad coalition to fight the proposed bill to mandate living wages; education and PR campaigns are planned.Read More