Minimum Wage, Tipped Employees, and the Tip Credit

Waitress carrying three plates with meat dish

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and in most states, employers are allowed to pay tipped employees an hourly wage rate that is less that the standard minimum wage. This reduced wage rate is frequently referred to as the “tipped minimum wage.” Unfortunately, this label can be a little deceptive. The reality is that … Read more

Interviewing Applicants: 6 Questions to Avoid

Group of managers interviewing female candidate

Every employer faces the task at some point of finding the right employee to fill a job vacancy. Failure to hire the right employee may lead to significant costs in terms of both time and money, not to mention potential damage to customer relationships and co-worker morale. To hire the right employee, employers must ask … Read more

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