We have a big screen in our reception area and my boss keeps it on the Fox News channel which I find offensive and I think other employees do as well. It’s also embarrassing when we have visitors. Do we have to be subject to this?
What channel would you prefer? CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN?
By switching to one of those stations, you’ll probably double your ratings.
Also, do you think some might find a different station offensive?
Is it a distraction because of the volume or because of your politics? If the volume is off, can you just ignore it?
Perhaps as a compromise, your boss could rotate the stations each week so everyone can take turns getting offended (or bored).
Or, everyone can just pay attention to doing their job instead of paying attention to which news station is on.
Full disclosure: NY Post is part of News Corp, which is also the parent company of Fox News, so while you might be biased if you complained about CNN, my answer would be the same.
I work in a small shoe store as a salesperson. My boss pays me a salary of $40,000 per year. When I take a day off he deducts my salary, but when I work overtime he doesn’t pay me anything for it. Is this legit?
Something clicks here, and it looks like your boss may be a scoundrel.
But don’t take my sole opinion of that (see what I did there?).
Let’s see what the Fair Labor Standards Act says about it.
Workers who belong to the administrative, executive or professional category usually perform white-collar office work.
They are exempt and must be paid wages, not hourly wages, or overtime, regardless of the hours they work.
I’m pretty sure a shoe store clerk is not an exempt position.
Therefore, you are not exempt, which means you must be paid at least the hourly minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime for any excess of 40 hours per week, at one and one-half times your rate. per hour.
It seems to me that the shoe fits you well and your boss is having a bad time both ways to avoid paying you overtime but firing you when you don’t work.
Gregory Giangrande has more than 25 years of experience as an executive director of human resources. Listen to Greg Wed. at 9:35 am on iHeartRadio 710 WOR with Len Berman and Michael Riedel. Email: GoToGreg@NYPost.com. Follow: GoToGreg.com and on Twitter: @GregGiangrande