Sales Commissions Nightmares

Picture this: you’re in sales – or business development, or client relations, or strategic partnerships…. whatever you may call it, your job is to land clients, to close deals, to acquire customers – to get money in the door. And you’re good at it. You know you are. Go ahead – blow that warm air

Top 10 Ways Waiters and Waitresses Are Illegally Underpaid

Let’s face it, being a server is hard work. Although some servers earn well, the truth is that most waiters and waitresses are underpaid for the type of work they do. Unfortunately, some employers make it worse by using illegal pay policies. Sometimes it is because they don’t know any better … but sometimes it is intentional.

“Is It Illegal?” You’re Asking The Wrong Question

We get all kinds of queries and questions from employees about their workplace frustrations. Many times, people will describe a certain situation and ask “Is this legal?” Sometimes the issues do in fact describe illegal activity. Other times it’s just annoying, or morally wrong, but not necessarily illegal. But…. does it matter? Well…. yes and no.

The Top 8 Ways Plumbers Get Screwed At Work

Plumbers, pay attention! Many plumbers are not aware that they have rights! One or more of the situations below may apply to you. If so, there is a good chance that there is something you can do about it! Otherwise, there may be something getting screwed other than your pipe fittings. You Aren’t Getting Paid

What To Do (and Not Do) When You Land The Job

When you do land that sweet new job, chances are you’ll be asked to sign one form of agreement or another:

  • Offer Letter;
  • Pay plan/Commission Structure;
  • Employment Agreement;

How to Find an Awesome New Job in This Day & Age

If you find yourself looking for a job – especially in a time when there are few jobs to be had – and aren’t having much luck, here are a few tips. Do Your Research. Learn everything you can about the company you are applying for. Unless you want your resumé to be just one

What You Can Do If Your Boss Won’t Give You Your Final Paycheck

You might not believe it, but some employers think they can hold your last paycheck hostage, or not pay it at all. They have no legal right to do that, and there is something you can do about it. In most states, your employer must pay you by your next regular payday. If your employer

Non-compete

If you have received a “cease and desist” or other scary lawyer letter saying that your former employer believes you to be in violation of a non-compete, non-solicitation, and/or nondisclosure/confidentiality agreement, you are not alone. Sometimes lawyers will even go so far as to send these letters to your new employer, either outright accusing you

What To Do If Your Boss Tries To Pay You “Under The Table”

Sometimes employers offer to pay their workers cash, without a paystub. Some call this paying you “under the table.”  Sometimes it is to avoid taxes. Sometimes it is for other reasons. Chances are that if your boss is paying you, or offering to pay you,under the table, he or she is probably presenting it as

Are You Owed Overtime? Many Workers Don’t Even Know They’ve Been Underpaid

It may feel like a perfectly normal workday. You get in at 8:30. You take a half hour for lunch. Then you clock out for the day at 5:30 or 6:00. Could be worse, right? And if you’re a salaried employee, who’s counting how many hours you’re working anyway? The job’s got to get done,