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Compensation and Benefits

Paying Tipped Employees: Tip Credits and Tip Pooling

Lots of service employees -- from waiters, waitresses, and bartenders to gardeners, cleaning staff, movers, doormen, and counter people -- receive tip...

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Paying Employees Who Are On Call or Traveling for Business

Under federal law, you must pay your employees for any of their time that you control and that benefits you.

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Legal Limits on Pay Docking and Unpaid Suspensions

Some employers discipline their employees by docking their pay or putting them on unpaid suspension for violating workplace rules.

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When Must Employers Pay Overtime?

Federal and state laws require most employers to pay overtime. These laws contain many exceptions, so not all employees are entitled to overtime. Empl...

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Compensatory Time Might Not Be Legal

Some employers adopt a policy of giving their employees compensatory, or "comp," time -- an hour off at some later date for every extra hour worked --...

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