Category: Q&A

Check out this category for articles where we ask the questions, and industry experts provide the answers.

Ask the Expert: Can this Exempt Employee Be Paid Hourly?

We are a staffing company that employs W-2 contractors. We are trying to determine exempt vs. nonexempt status for an employee. The job is a Senior Systems Engineer. Utilizing an FLSA checklist, he meets the criteria for an exempt employee. However, he is not a salaried employee. Does the fact that he is paid hourly […]

Ask the Expert: Will Laying Off Enlisted Employee Violate USERRA?

We have just determined that we will be having a reduction in force. One of our employees, who was scheduled to be affected by the reduction, just notified us yesterday that he needed the day off to get a health exam as part of his enlistment process for military service. Since his selection for termination […]

Ask the Expert: Should Employee Be Paid for Enrolling in Benefits?

One of my clients has an employee who is requesting compensation for time spent enrolling in benefits using his/her personal time. The employees have limited access to computers since they work in a production area. The employer will have a computer set up for employees to use during the week of open enrollment. However, employees […]

Ask the Expert: Is our Sales Commission Plan OK?

We are looking to redesign our sales commission plan and are wondering if the following is legal? Ex: Commission for Q4 sales is paid out at the beginning of Q2 – While the sales person made their Q4 quota, they didn’t make their Q1 quota. Therefore, the commission they would have received beginning of Q2 […]