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Getting Paid for Travel Time

If you take a lot of business trips, you might be wondering whether you are getting paid enough.

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Tips, Tip Pooling, and Tip Credits: What Service Employees Need to Know

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

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Your Right to the Minimum Wage

The federal law and the laws of many states set a minimum wage that is meant to protect workers from unfairly low compensation.

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Paycheck Deductions for Uniforms, Cash Shortages, Tools, and More

Some employers deduct the cost of uniforms and other supplies necessary for the job from employees' paychecks. And some deduct costs to cover shortage...

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Overtime Pay: Your Rights as an Employee

Most employers are required to pay overtime to at least some of their employees. The overtime premium is half of your usual hourly rate. This means yo...

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Meal and Rest Breaks: Your Rights as an Employee

Many employers give employees a half hour or so to eat lunch, whether paid or unpaid. This common practice is not required everywhere, however: The fe...

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Furloughs, Hour Cuts, and Pay Cuts: Your Rights

In an effort to avoid or minimize layoffs, many employers have cut employee hours.

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