Should I Offer My Sales Staff Salary or Incentive-Based Pay?

Running a small business is no easy task. Not only do you need to offer a unique product or service, abide by all tax laws, and cover the cost of your overhead, but you must also ensure your employees are happy. To accomplish this, you need to know how to pay them properly. For most employees, this […]

Tips from a Naperville Business Lawyer for Abiding by the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

As a business owner, you probably realize the importance of remaining in full compliance with federal and state laws. Those that apply to wages and compensation are especially crucial, as they are often the basis for claims and lawsuits filed by underpaid or disgruntled employees. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have […]

Federal Appeals Court Ruling May Require You to Revise Your Tip-Pooling Practices

Owning a restaurant or bar can be extremely profitable and fulfilling. On the other hand, it can also be tremendously stressful, as the ebb and flow of business and unpredictable customer rushes can make scheduling and maintaining appropriate staff levels very difficult. Employee compensation is also more complex, in many cases, as bartenders and waitstaff […]