By: Chris M. Mason
“Continuing our Arizona Restaurant Week series, below are wage and hour tips for managing non-exempt employees and avoiding costly fines and litigation in the workplace:
Tip 1: Non-exempt employees should always be considered “on the clock” when performing job-related duties
Wage and Hour laws dictate that non-exempt employees must be paid at least minimum wage for every hour worked, along with overtime pay when they exceed 40 hours in the workweek. Employers should recognize that any work performed for the business needs to be compensated. For example, an employee can’t “clock out” and then perform other tasks, such as rolling silverware, counting money drawers, or emptying trash. ”
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