Articles Posted in Wage and Hour

Sean Combs.jpgWhen others go high, I go low.

Wait a minute! I got that backwards didn’t I?  Dammit! That explains why I didn’t come up with “In Firing Employees, A Bit of Humanity Still Helps.” It’s a pragmatic post inspired by recent events from employment lawyer and blogger, Daniel Schwartz.

Instead, I get my HR-compliance news from a TMZ story entitled, “I HAD TO SERVE HIS POST-SEX MEALS… He Served Up His Junk.” Welp, there’s only one thing left to do, I guess.

Yes, I’d better double down. Continue reading

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So, I’m calling you know what on Senator Warren’s tweet last week.

Yes, the U.S. House of Representatives did greenlight a measure called the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017. This bill would allow, in certain situations, the substitution of comp time for overtime. And, if it passes through the Senate, the President is likely going to sign it.

But unlike the scare posts from other publications, which suggest that the sky will fall if the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017 becomes law, I’ll explain why this law is good for employers and employees. Continue reading

Honey Nut Cheerios BowlIt can pretty darn tough to remain 100% compliant with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Even the experts can slip up. Why, just last week, my kids dimed me out to the feds for paying them in Honey-Nut Cheerios. I later tried bribing them with what was left of my dignity, but to no avail.

So, you know what I’m talking about. Hopefully, you stick with cash instead of General Mills products to pay your employees. But, even so, there are some sticky wickets.

Like paying commissioned employees, when commissions are earned on a monthly basis. Continue reading


Amidst controversy, controversy and more controversy, Andy Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns, operates and fast-food restaurant franchises Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, withdrew his nomination as Secretary of Labor, yesterday.

And, just like that, we’re back to square one.  Continue reading