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Is There a Penalty for Paying Employees Under the Table?

Most employers pay their employees via direct deposit or a paper check. Some, however, prefer to pay “under the table” with cash. You may have heard this term, but what does it really mean. And most importantly, is it legal? Under the table compensation involves the payment of cash with neither the employee nor employer...

Academic Freedom for Teachers

While tenured teachers have to follow the policies their schools have in place, they also have the right to academic freedom. Academic freedom allows teachers to teach students without interference from school officials. This means that while teachers must focus on specific subjects, they can teach them in a way that suits them while ensuring...

Is Overtime Pay Required for Holiday, Weekend or Night Work?

If you’re an employee or employer, it’s a good idea to understand overtime laws. Overtime laws can be confusing for workers. Some people don’t think they’re entitled to receive overtime pay, while others think they are eligible for it simply by working on the weekends or in the evenings. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act...

Employment and Wage Laws Related to Tips

Unfortunately, not all workers are paid fairly. Those in the service industry, in particular, tend to be underpaid because they receive two types of compensation: hourly wages and tips. Employers are often confused by tip laws. A tip is defined as extra money, beyond the total charges of the bill, to compensate workers for their...

Managing Cell Phones in the Classroom

Cell phones in school is an issue that teachers didn’t have to deal with in the past. But with nearly 80 percent of teens using cell phones on a regular basis, educators must now focus on ways to turn their students’ attention to learning. They may resort to confiscating students’ phones and looking through them....

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