We get calls about this kind of situation from time to time. “I’ve been checking my records, and I don’t think I’m getting paid for all the time I worked. We don’t get paper statements anymore. But when I try to get my records, going back the last few years, my boss says they noContinue reading ” Keeping your records current – Whose Job is it? Oh, right! It’s your Employer’s!”
Author Archives: Samantha Beasley
Working at home – But Not Paid for Required Training?
Many people have been working from home during the past 3-4 years. Perhaps you’re one of them. Now, however, you may be asked or told you have to return to a work location, a warehouse, a design center, or an office. Whether you’re working at home or away from home, keep this in mind. IfContinue reading “Working at home – But Not Paid for Required Training? “
Retaliation – Here’s How it Can Make Its Ugly Self Known; Even Better, Here’s How to Respond …
Suppose you’ve been working at a job as a pharmacist for several years and get promoted and feel you’re doing great. You’re doing so great that your employer wants you to work more, because you create so much output. But you complain. You aren’t getting paid overtime. You aren’t getting any rest breaks or mealContinue reading “Retaliation – Here’s How it Can Make Its Ugly Self Known; Even Better, Here’s How to Respond …”
Can’t Take Lunch? Could that be an Hour’s Pay in that Brown Bag?
Chances are, if you work at 8-hour day, you’re schedule a meal break of 30 minutes or more. You’re entitled to 30 minutes. If your employer doesn’t do that, you’re owed an hour’s wage. I’ve talked to LOTS of people who are scheduled a break, but have to eat a sandwich or take-out lunch whileContinue reading “Can’t Take Lunch? Could that be an Hour’s Pay in that Brown Bag?”
You’re About to Quit? Think Before you leap!!
You usually leave a job for one of two reasons. Either you choose to do so, or the choice is made by someone else. I’m not saying you shouldn’t quit. On the contrary, if you’re thinking of it, that’s probably the right choice. But you should be sure to think about these four factors beforeContinue reading “You’re About to Quit? Think Before you leap!!”
Fired Because You Got Married?? And Were Happy Being So???!!!
Has this happened to you? Do you think it is now, or wondering if it’s about to pop? You’ve taken it for the team – your job – week after week, month after month, year after year. That means something, doesn’t it? It should, shouldn’t it? Then along the path of life comes that spouseContinue reading “Fired Because You Got Married?? And Were Happy Being So???!!!”
Commissions – Is Your Employer Reducing Yours?
Here are 3 ways you might be losing wages you’re due. A commission employment agreement may require an employee’s commission to be reduced by costs that are directly related to the sale, for shipping the item, perhaps, the cost of the product being sold, or the cost of free products offered by the salesperson toContinue reading “Commissions – Is Your Employer Reducing Yours?”
High Turnover – What That Might Mean For You
Have you changed jobs recently, and noticed that some of the people you worked with aren’t there any more? Turnover like that can often occur in large employment settings, such as amusement parks, for example. People no longer working there usually has to mean one of two things. Either they quit, or were let go.Continue reading “High Turnover – What That Might Mean For You”
They Want Your Phone? So Your Car Can Do What?
Has this happened to you? Have you bought a car recently, and you were asked to allow them to put an app on your phone? Maybe you were told the app would be great for you, so you can unlock it from your phone. First of all, why would you want to do that? Wouldn’tContinue reading “They Want Your Phone? So Your Car Can Do What?”
You’re accused of theft or worse! Not True? Here’s what to do!
Let’s say the following happens: You’re accused of having stolen something. Or … You failed to lock a door, a window, a safe, and money, drugs, product were stolen. Or … You harassed someone in full view of everyone. Or … You broke a serious company rule! How could you?? Or … The time youContinue reading “You’re accused of theft or worse! Not True? Here’s what to do!”