All tagged Compensation Laws

At the recent TIA conference, I was asked many times how my business is going.  Many of you have known me from nearly the start and I’m always touched by the genuine interest and support so many of you give.  I explained to some of you that I’ve been doing more work with driver pay, and more than once I was met with a bit of a puzzled look and the question…”aren’t they just paid by the mile?  How hard could it be to raise that a penny (or five)?” 

It may come as a surprise that managers do not have complete freedom when it comes to how they pay their employees.  Mostly everyone knows you must pay minimum wage for most positions, and now we are all more familiar with the overtime rules of FLSA than we ever wanted to be.  But did you know there are other rules, and these rules vary by state, or even by city, so if you have employees in multiple states you need to really understand the local laws, or you could find yourself in a heap of trouble.