Entries by marq

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Question: Do we pay the minimum wage of the state where our headquarters is located or the state an employee does the work?

Answer: This comes up a lot with employers who have people working remotely or at a work site in a different state. The answer is simple: Employees should be paid the minimum wage for the state in which they work, whether this is a satellite office or their own home. Beyond that, it’s important to […]


Compensation Strategy Checklist

Too many organizations are disorganized when it comes to compensation. They make compensation-related decisions in a haphazard manner that: Discounts applicable laws and regulations Obscures whether their approach to compensation generates appropriate ROI Makes compensation and payroll management unnecessarily difficult. This kind of ad hoc approach to compensation often results from being overwhelmed by all […]


Filing the Employer Information Report (EEO-1)

Filing the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) is mandatory for employers with 100 or more employees and for federal contractors with 50 or more employees, and the filing deadline for 2018 is coming up fast on March 31, 2019.   Make sure you are aware of the common filing errors: 1. Pulling data from the first […]

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Social media Posting

Question: We’ve become aware of a social media post by one of our employees in which he complained about his working hours and pay. The post was “liked” by several of his coworkers, one of whom commented “Preach!” and another of whom posted an angry face emoji. Can we discipline these employees for complaining about […]

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Holiday Office Parties

The Holidays are upon us and that means the season for Holiday Office Parties.   As an employer you want to take steps so it doesn’t end up like the Office Christmas Party starring Jason Bateman! Alcohol can be a liability. Partygoers who overindulge could cause an accident at or after the party, or they […]