2. Don’t mess with their money!
While your employees may like their jobs, I guarantee that they reason they show up every day is because you pay them. Pay them what you promised to pay them and make sure that what you promised is at or above the minimum they are entitled to under the law. Employees
know the minimum wage and overtime laws. If you misclassify employees as independent contractors or require non-exempt employees to work “off the clock” or take work home unpaid or attend mandatory training classes or meetings on their time they can and will file complaints with the Department of Labor. If you have tipped employees set tip rules up front in writing and don’t take a portion for the house.
This article is for informational purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice nor does it create an attorney client relationship. Please contact me or your local labor and employment attorney should you need legal advice.