Salespeople: Your Compensation for Breaks Should be Separate from Commission

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There’s no doubt that breaks can be hard to come by in sales – especially when you are working on commission. When you’re constantly looking out for interested clients, delivering pitches, and following up with serious leads, there’s very little … Continued

Banking and Rest: Too Busy to Take a Break?

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If you’ve ever worked at a bank branch, you will likely have experienced the consistent stream of customers entering the facility.  While tellers stick to processing transactions like deposits and withdrawals, personal bankers work at their desks, fielding all other … Continued

Know Your Rights as a Timeshare Salesperson

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Sharon works throughout the day as clients are always coming and going, looking at timeshares, or keeping her stuck on the telephone or glued to her computer writing emails. She loves her job, but she feels like she can never … Continued

Oil Company Workers Are at Risk of Worker Fatigue Without Proper Rest

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Working for an oil company – at a refinery, on a rig, or elsewhere in the field – is a dangerous job. It takes being alert and rested to perform the job safely and well, which can be difficult when … Continued

Paystub violations: Is your company taking illegal deductions from your check?

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For the most part, employees don’t examine the deductions that come out of their paychecks. These numbers are easy to gloss over it since they are mostly composed of taxes and insurance premiums. However, some deductions that are common on … Continued

Are You a Victim of a Paystub Violation?

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When you hand a vendor cash to pay for an item you typically monitor the change, right? But how closely are you looking at your paystub? Most of us give it a quick glance at most. As a result, many … Continued

You Might Be Underpaid if you “Volunteer” or Are Required to do Extra Work During the Holidays

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The holiday season is a great time to be charitable. You may volunteer to aid in a cause or serve the less fortunate. But working at your job is not the time to be volunteering. At the workplace, the holidays … Continued

Are you working overtime during the holidays but not getting paid properly?

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Around the holiday season, employers commonly ask their workers to pick up shifts and work longer hours to accommodate the increased rush of shoppers. But some holiday workers are noticing that their pay isn’t also stepping up. If either of … Continued

How to Tell If You Are Being Underpaid

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Have you ever received a bonus at any time in the last four years from your employer? If so, you were probably getting underpaid for your overtime hours, and you may be due quite a bit of money.   If … Continued

When Should Interns Be Paid For Their Work?

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Internships are an essential stepping-stone for college students and recent graduates in many industries. Many superiors don’t realize that interns aren’t just students who perform unpaid work for the good of the company – and they treat them like entry-level … Continued